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Nigeria in Turmoil

Speakers: John Campbell, Bennett Freeman, and Peter M. Lewis
Presider: Carol J. Lancaster

On Sunday, an outbreak of ethnic violence in Jos, Nigeria resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, again drawing international attention to the increasingly unstable situation in the country. Please join John Campbell, Bennett Freeman, and Peter Lewis to discuss Nigeria's political crisis, sectarian conflict, security conditions, and energy sector.

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Nigeria in Turmoil

Speakers: John Campbell, Bennett Freeman, and Peter M. Lewis
Presider: Carol J. Lancaster

Watch experts report on Nigeria's presidential crisis, sectarian conflict, and security dilemmas in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

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Testimony

Nigeria: Principal Issues

Author: Princeton N. Lyman

Africa expert Princeton N. Lyman gives the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations an update on developments in Nigeria.

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Op-Ed

Nigeria's Leadership Crisis

Author: John Campbell
Business Day

"President Yar'Adua's periodic illness since 2007, beyond depriving Nigeria of its leading regional role," states John Campbell, "has also created a succession crisis that raises the stakes for military adventurism."

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Other Report

Understanding the Armed Groups of the Niger Delta

Author: Judith Burdin Asuni

Nigeria's underdeveloped but oil-rich Niger Delta region currently is the site of a crippling insurgency. Fueled by a complex mixture of protest, crime, and political corruption, the network of armed groups that create this instability pose serious problems both for Abuja and for oil-importing countries across the globe. This Working Paper provides insights into these militias' origins, characteristics, and interactions with one another.

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USIP: Crisis in the Niger Delta

Author: United States Institute of Peace

In this Peace Briefing, the United States Institute of Peace examines the unfolding humanitarian and political crisis in the Niger Delta.

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