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March 5, 2015

Boko Haram
Newspapers are displayed at a vendor's stand along a road in the Obalende district of Nigerian commercial capital Lagos. Boko Haram

Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram has evolved from a local insurgency to a brutal militant group that the United States has designated a terrorist organization.

April 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Podcast RTX2XZOS-MD-Call_1.jpg Boko Haram in Nigeria

John Campbell, CFR's Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, discusses the Boko Haram in Nigeria case study from Model Diplomacy, politics and security in West Africa and the Sahel, and…

August 28, 2017

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Boko-Haram-Chibok-Girls-Nigeria Boko Haram Factions May Seek State Cooperation

According to conventional wisdom, the insurrection based in northeastern Nigeria and the Cameroon known as Boko Haram comprises at least three large factions, and there may well be more. One, perhaps…

December 2, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram Resurgence Boko Haram Resurgence

President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said that the Nigerian security services would destroy Boko Haram by December. Recently, he has walked back from that optimistic prediction. The reality is t…

May 8, 2017

Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari sits with eighty-two freed Chibok girls. Chibok Release and Boko Haram’s Strategy

Boko Haram’s release of eighty-two girls to the Nigerian government appears to be part of its strategy to maximize the value of the Chibok kidnapping victims. According to The Guardian, Boko Haram su…

October 12, 2017

Nigeria
Boko-Haram-Prisoner-Trial-Nigeria Detainees Suspected of Ties to Boko Haram Begin Secret Trials

The Nigerian security services have imprisoned thousands of people suspected of being tied to Boko Haram. The detentions began in earnest in 2011 and accelerated up until 2015, after which they appea…

February 24, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram Isis ISIS and Boko Haram

The relationship, if any, between Nigeria’s Boko Haram and ISIS is a question that vexes the policy community. If there is one, it would support the argument that Boko Haram is, indeed, a new front i…

April 16, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
BAUCHI, Nigeria Members of an local Islamic group lie on the ground at a police station after their arrest in the northeastern city of Bauchi, July 25, 2009. Boko Haram Recruitment Strategies

This is a guest post by Jacob Zenn, an analyst of African Affairs for the Washington D.C. based think tank, The Jamestown Foundation, and a contributor for the West Point CTC Sentinel. April 2013 m…

February 21, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria's former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida waves to the crowd during a rally marking his official declaration for the presidential bid in the federal capital Abuja September 15, 2010. Babangida and Boko Haram

The bad relations between former strongman, military general, and head of state Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) and President Goodluck Jonathan are yet another sign of the breakdown of elite bargaining, whic…

December 27, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram Christmas Bombings Boko Haram Christmas Bombings

A car burns at the scene of a bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church at Madalla, Suleja, just outside Nigeria's capital Abuja, December 25, 2011. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters)   Wh…