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Nigeria: From the Sharia Movement to Boko Haram

June 19th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


In the politics of Nigeria, religion, ethnicity and regionalism are intermingled…Since its 1960 independence, Nigeria’s national politics have been bedeviled by Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba ethnicity tensions, Christian vs. Muslim sectarianism violence and North vs. South regionalism.

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MEDIA ALERT: Boko Haram claims responsibility for Nigerian suicide bombing

June 4th, 2012, Media Alerts


YELWA, NIGERIA – Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that killed at least 12 people Sunday. The bombing took place at a church in Yelwa near Nigeria’s northern Bauchi state.

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MEDIA ALERT: Nigeria and Boko Haram in talks

March 15th, 2012, Media Alerts

Nigeria Boko Haram Talks

ABUJA, NIGERIA – The Nigerian government has entered into peace talks and with Islamic sect Boko Haram, to discuss the possibility of a ceasefire.

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Experts debate Nigeria’s Islamist threat

January 17th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the bombing of three Nigerian churches on Christmas Day, as well as an earlier attack on the country’s U.N. headquarters.

Experts J. Peter Pham, Marc-Antoine Perouse de Montclos and Jeremy Binnie analyze the sect’s rise in prominence and what it means for Africa’s most populous country.

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MEDIA ALERT: Nigeria beset with sectarian violence

September 15th, 2011, Media Alerts

NIGERIA – Revenge killings motivated by religious differences or property ownerships continue to plague Nigeria.

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MEDIA ALERT: Residents fearful of attacks in Nigeria

July 14th, 2011, Media Alerts

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA – Three people were killed from explosives that were set off at a military checkpoint in northeast Nigeria and a church in the Niger State.

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