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Raising the Bar of Scholarship from the Left: A Review of ‘Boko Haram in Nigeria’ by Kola Ibrahim

Raising the Bar of Scholarship from the Left: A Review of ‘Boko Haram in Nigeria’ by Kola Ibrahim

As a testament to Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilisation theory, which is also manifesting in what Mary Kaldor describes as ‘new wars’, a new dimension of conflicts has established itself in International politics. These conflicts now come in form of armed insurgency, violent secessionist, ethno-religious conflicts etc. Africa, no doubt occupies an important seat in the theatre of war.

Attack by suspected Islamists in Nigeria leaves 14 dead

Attack by suspected Islamists in Nigeria leaves 14 dead

Suspected Islamists razed a police station and killed 14 people, whose bodies were found burned, in an overnight raid in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Gombe, witnesses said Saturday.

Ghanaians pray for peace in Nigeria

Ghanaians pray for peace in Nigeria

The Global Intercessory Prayer Organisation (GIPO), an NGO has organised a prayer session in Ghana for peace to prevail in Nigeria as Boko Haram, an Islamic radical group seeks to impose Sharia law on the country.

The IMF and AFRICOM Join Hands To Rob the African Continent

The IMF and AFRICOM Join Hands To Rob the African Continent

As the U.S AFRICOM begins to gain a foothold into the continent with its troops officially present in Eritrea and Uganda in an effort to maintain security and remove other theocratic religious groups such as the Lord’s Resistance Army, the sectarian violence in Nigeria provides a convenient pretext for military intervention in the continuing resource war.

In Nigeria, Islamic School Blast Wounds Seven

In Nigeria, Islamic School Blast Wounds Seven

Attackers threw homemade explosives inside an Islamic school in a predominantly Christian city where some 50 children had gathered for an Arabic class, wounding six pupils and a teacher, authorities said Wednesday.

Bomb rocks Nigerian city as peace panel inaugurated

Bomb rocks Nigerian city as peace panel inaugurated

(“InformAfrica”) — Suspected Islamists detonated a bomb and exchanged fire with troops in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday as the government inaugurated a panel to consider whether to negotiate with the extremists.

Nigerian top Muslim leader says sect not behind all violence

Nigerian top Muslim leader says sect not behind all violence

(InformAfrica) — Nigeria’s top Muslim leader has urged authorities to stop blaming an Islamist sect for all violence in the country’s northeast, hit by scores of recent bomb attacks, and pursue those responsible.

Analysis: Understanding Nigeria’s Boko Haram radicals

Analysis: Understanding Nigeria’s Boko Haram radicals

(“InformAfrica”) — A spate of bomb attacks by radical Islamist group Bokom Haram in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, and a heavy-handed crackdown by the military, have prompted thousands of people to flee their homes, but why is this violence happening and how can tensions be eased?