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Osama Bin Laden and Africa

May 5, 2011

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Sub-Saharan Africa

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Nigeria

A member of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) gestures in front of a portrait of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during a pro-U.S. rally as the group celebrates bin Laden's killing, in Noida in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh May 5, 2011. (Parivartan Sharma/Courtesy Reuters)

Former CFR Africa intern and current CFR program associate Mohamed Jallow has an interesting and informative piece on Osama bin Laden’s involvement with sub-Saharan Africa. Regarding Nigeria, Jallow makes the point that while there has never been a proven material connection, bin Laden’s ideological impact has been significant, which likely informed the Nigerian government’s decision to increase security at its airports.

Read it here.

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