Boko Haram

  • Pham: Boko Haram is "Rapidly Gaining Ground"

    The Washington Post quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on gains made by the terrorist organization Boko Haram in Nigeria:

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  • Pham on Similarities between Boko Haram and ISIS

    NBC quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Boko Haram declaring its own caliphate in Nigeria: 

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  • Pham on Boko Haram

    US News and World Report quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on how news of the terrorist organization Boko Haram has slipped from public attention as the world focuses on the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: 


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  • As ISIS Upends States in the Mideast, Boko Haram is Doing the Same in Africa

    Governments and Media, Seized With Iraq-Syria Crisis, Are Paying Scant Attention in Nigeria


    In the ninety days since ISIS militants suddenly seized Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, international news media, governments, and even last week’s NATO Summit have swung their attention and agendas to debating how to counter the explosive growth of the group’s apparent capacities and its threat to Iraq and the wider region.

    Alarmingly similar is the upheaval spreading with little notice in north-central Africa. The Boko Haram militant group is “achieving many of the same operational and strategic successes . . . including significant dominion over territory and populations,” according to J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. Except for a brief spasm of attention last spring – after Boko Haram kidnapped nearly...

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  • Africa’s Islamic State?

     Even as, coming out of the annual NATO summit in Wales, the United States and its allies are promising to ratchet up their response to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, another militant group, Boko Haram, is rapidly gaining ground in Africa, achieving many of the same operational and strategic successes that have made ISIS such a force to be reckoned with, including significant dominion over territory and populations.


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  • Pham: "Boko Haram Controls an Area the Size of Maryland"

    NBC News quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on successes and gains in Nigeria made by the terrorist organization Boko Haram: 

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  • Pham on First One Hundred Days Since Boko Haram Abduction

    Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham joins PBS NewsHour to discuss the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted in April by the terrorist organization Boko Haram:

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  • Nigeria’s Boko Haram: More Virulent, More Capable, ‘Closer to a Classic Guerrilla Insurgency’

    Atlantic Council's J. Peter Pham Tells Congress a Broader Nigerian and International Response is Needed

    Nigeria's Boko Haram militant movement has grown increasingly virulent since 2009, a change visible in the group's capacity, tactics and ideology, according to J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council.

    Pham testified before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on June 11, nearly two months after Boko Haram's brazen abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok.


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  • Nigeria's Missing Daughters: What a Hashtag Might Do


    On the night of April 14, 2014, armed men of Nigeria's puritanical Boko Haram movement drove cargo trucks across the arid scrubland of northeast Nigeria, rumbling up an unlit, dirt road in the town of Chibok. They stopped at the Government Girls' Secondary School. Shouting in the dark, they ordered the more than 200 boarding school students, ages fifteen to eighteen, out of their dormitory rooms. The men loaded the girls, at gunpoint, onto the trucks and drove them into the desolate lands of the Nigeria-Cameroon border zone.


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  • Atallah on Boko Haram

    Breitbart News interviews Africa Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Rudolph Atallah on the terrorist organization Boko Haram which abducted more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April:


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