Country: Nigeria

The Boko Haram flag (photo: S. Yas/AFP/Getty Images)

The rise of Boko Haram

When the terror began

People take part in a protest organised by Amnesty International for the immediate release of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague, 15 January 2015 (photo: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and non-violent Islamism

"We are all in this together, like it or not"

People protesting at the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram (photo: Reuters)

Kidnapping by Boko Haram


Failing the mothers and daughters of Nigeria

A poster of Abdul Fattah al-Sisi seen in central Cairo. It reads "Sisi, son of Egypt. You are free. Son of freedom" (photo: Reuters)

Terrorism and repression in the Arab world


On Islam, anti-terrorism and fascism

Site of the bomb attack in Kano, Nigeria, on 20 January 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Militant Islamism in Nigeria

The Radical Seed of Boko Haram