Dossier: Nigeria

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

Just when President Goodluck Jonathan was hoping to showcase his country and its economic strength at the World Economic Forum on Africa in the Nigerian capital, the world is witnessing his country's trauma and the president's failure to counter the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic militants of Boko Haram. By Claus StaeckerMore

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

One of the reasons why there is little outcry over the repression practised by secular governments in the Arab world is that there is a lack of empathy for those who are affected by it, writes Charlotte WiedemannMore

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

Militant Islamism in Nigeria

The Radical Seed of Boko Haram

The Boko Haram sect exploits social inequality and widespread resentment to undermine the state – with the support of Al Qaeda. A report by Marc EngelhardtMore