Boko Haram

  • Pham on ISIS Influence on Boko Haram

    Agence France-Presse quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the influence of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham among jihadist groups in Africa:

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  • New York Times Lists Africa Center as Source for Major Graphics Project

    The New York Times cites the Atlantic Council's Africa Center as a source for its major graphics project documenting Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria:

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  • Boko Haram Steps Up Offensive as Nigeria Halts US Military Training Program

    Boko Haram, the African militant group that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) over the summer, appears to have borrowed a page from the jihadists' playbook as it unleashes a deadly wave of attacks across northern Nigeria in its quest to carve out an Islamic state rooted in Shariah law.

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  • Boko Haram Q & A

    Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group that has a foothold in northern Nigeria, has begun to consolidate control over large swathes of territory threatening the stability of Nigeria and its neighbors.

    The militants have resorted to using female suicide bombers as they ramp up their fight against the Nigerian government ahead of elections in February.

    Bronwyn E. Bruton, deputy director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, attributes Boko Haram's rise to the Nigerian government's failure to deliver good governance and the atrocities committed by Nigerian security forces.

    The US should be looking for ways to engage Boko Haram, Bruton tells New Atlanticist's Ashish Kumar Sen.

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  • Boko Haram’s Big Week: Why We Should Care

    Last week was a good week for the militant group Boko Haram and much less so for Nigeria and its neighbors, although one would be hard pressed to tell it from the relative nonchalance with which significant developments in the West African country’s fight against the brutal insurgency have been greeted not only by American media focused largely on new standoffs in Washington between the White House and emboldened Congressional Republicans after the midterm election, but also by the international community as a whole, the latter’s attention devoted almost entirely to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing and the G20 summit in Brisbane shortly thereafter.

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  • Stability and Human Rights in Nigeria: Latest Updates from the Field

    On Wednesday, November 12, the Atlantic Council welcomed Chom Bagu, Search for Common Ground’s (SFCG) Nigeria country director, and Mausi Segun, Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Nigeria researcher and analyst, for a discussion on security and human rights challenges in Nigeria. The discussion was cohosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.


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  • Pham on Combating Boko Haram

    Reuters quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the Nigerian people's frustration over the lack of progress in the battle against terrorist organization Boko Haram:

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  • Pham on Boko Haram: "They Need a Breather"

    US News and World Report quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Nigeria's ceasefire with the terrorist organization Boko Haram: 

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  • Pham on Ceasefire with Boko Haram

    Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham joins PBS NewsHour to discuss the ceasefire between Nigeria and the terrorist organization Boko Haram: 

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  • Atallah on Boko Haram Threat in Nigeria

    The Atlantic quotes Africa Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Rudolph Atallah on Nigeria's effectiveness in combating Ebola but not threats from the terrorist organization Boko Haram: 

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