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Military nightmares, martial fantasies

Military nightmares, martial fantasies

Nigeria: 20 years of democracy Political scientists agree that unfettered access to oil cash was a key factor in the character and duration of military rule in Nigeria Until the return to civil rule...

Titanic struggle

Titanic struggle

Nigeria: many identities A country of many ethnicities artificially brought together faces many challenges, not least its own development By Osita Agbu Historically Nigeria was an artificial...

Stuck in the middle

Stuck in the middle

Nigeria: Fulani militia As Nigeria fights jihadists in the north-east and militants in the oil-producing south, a third conflict is simmering at its centre Traditional leaders in Riyom, a town in...

Mapping ethnic conflicts

Mapping ethnic conflicts

Africa: an artificial patchwork? Understanding the dynamics of ethnic conflicts in Africa means appreciating the role of ethnic identity In 2011 Peter S. Larson, a professor at the University of...