In which John discusses Nigeria, its complicated history, and how that history has shaped the region from which the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram emerged. Also discussed is the history of Boko Haram itself and its recent atrocities.
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Some links for further reading:
A basic overview of Boko Haram from the bbc: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13809501
A timeline of Boko Haram's attacks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Boko_Haram_insurgency
A detailed introduction to Boko Haram: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boko_Haram
A good overview of how Islam came to sub-saharan Africa: http://www.dhspriory.org/kenny/Sist.htm
More info on the 1967-1970 Nigerian Civil War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_Civil_War
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