What is Boko Haram?

Jihadi organisation Boko Haram continues to ravage Nigeria's northeast and the Lake Chad Basin....

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Leadership Struggle Reveals Boko Haram's War of Ideologies

ISIS has announced a new leader for its Nigerian affiliate....

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The Shadowy Ties Between ISIS and Boko Haram

Is the reported collaboration between the two Salafi-jihadi groups nothing more than a public relations exercise?

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Who Are Boko Haram's Female Suicide Bombers?

Boko Haram is increasingly relying on young girls as human bombs....

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Why is Boko Haram Attacking Chad?

The recent attacks in Chad by Boko Haram are not surprising....


Boko Haram: A Regional Solution Required

A regional military coalition has pushed Boko Haram out of many of its territories, but understanding the group's appeal and agend...

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Briefing Note: Nigerian Elections and Boko Haram

Nigeria's national elections are on 28 March 2015; a process which has been influenced by a number of factors, including the impac...

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Briefing Note: Boko Haram Joins ISIS

Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to ISIS, becoming the latest jihadi group to join the so-called 'caliphate'....

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Boko Haram: “We're Not Only In Nigeria Anymore”

Boko Haram's communications strategy appears to be shifting as the group attempts to tie itself to the international jihadi narrat...

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Boko Haram: Ideology, Ethnicity and Identity

As Boko Haram continues its fight in northern Nigeria, Atta Barkindo examines the cultural and ethnic ties of the insurgency....

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Boko Haram: The Islamic State of West Africa?

As Boko Haram continues to claim territory in northeastern Nigeria, Jacob Zenn looks at the similarities in ideology and tactics b...

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Boko Haram: A Religious or Ethnic Insurgency?

As Boko Haram escalates its territorial expansion in northeast Nigeria, Ian Linden analyses the ethnic and religious motivations f...

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