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Boko Haram’s Split – Is the al-Barnawi faction as moderate as thought?

Since Boko Haram’s split in August 2016, the group’s faction led by Abubakar Shekau has received the largest share of media coverage, owing in large…

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Nigeria and the Battle Against Boko Haram

15th August 2017 Africa, Analysis, Other Solutions

Why Has the Militant Group Not Been Defeated? In December 2016, the Nigerian government declared Boko Haram a defeated terrorist organization. After nearly six months…

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Briefing: Boko Haram vs. Al Shabaab

Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab are responsible for a large share of atrocities in Africa, and remain two of the most dangerous armed groups on the…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Boko Haram

16th March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Created in 2001, the group originally aimed to implement Sharia law, prohibitting any influence of Western education and culture, and setting up a welfare association…

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Boko Haram Swears Allegiance to the Islamic State

12th March 2015 Analysis

Saturday 7th March 2015. Soon after Maiduguri the capital of Borno state Nigeria was rocked by bomb blasts of an attack by three female jihadists…

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Boko Haram: Anatomy of a Crisis

18th February 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Nigeria is Africa’s most populated country and is considered one of the most rapidly growing economies in the continent. However, underlying geographic, ethnic, economic and…

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Nigeria’s Judgement Day: 2015 Presidential Elections

31st January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

On 25th January 2015, Boko Haram fighters attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri in Borno state with dozens reported dead. The fall of…

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Boko Haram Crisis Re-Escalates

30th January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Boko Haram (BH), the largest Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Africa, has continued its campaign of violence and terrorism in North-East Nigeria and across the…

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A New Turn in the Boko Haram Crisis

16th January 2015 Analysis

On the 21st January 2015 the notorious leader of Boko Haram (BH) Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for attacks in the city of Baga at the…

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