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Al-Qaeda Accelerant in Boko Haram's Rise   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Message from the Editors: "In 2014, the group known as Boko Haram made international headlines by their audacious kidnapping raid on a girls' school in Chibok, Nigeria. The Twitter hashtag #bringbackourgirls transformed the news into a social media meme, and Boko Haram ('Western education is forbidden') briefly became a household name. But the group existed long before its brush with social media infamy; and long after news of the Chibok girls disappeared from the headlines, the group continues to plague northern Nigeria and the Chad Lake basin countries. So who are Boko Haram? What are their goals? How have they persisted?"

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CIWAG Case Studies 3
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2017-06
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