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Boko Haram’s Terrorist Behind the Curtain

Meet the man who transformed an obscure proselytizing group into the deadliest terrorist organization on earth.

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Africa’s Petrostates Are Imploding

And that’s setting off a dramatic shift in the economic balance of power on the continent.

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The ‘Wives’ of Boko Haram

Taken from their homes by Boko Haram fighters, these Nigerian women were held captive for months — some even longer. They escaped. But going home is another matter.

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Nigerian President Blames Phone Company for Boko Haram Attacks

Nigeria asked phone giant MTN to shut down unregistered SIM cards. They failed to respond in time.

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Former Nigerian Defense Chief: I Did Not Steal $20 Million to Build My Mansion

Yet another high-profile military official has been arrested in Nigeria on charges he stole from the country's defense budget.

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Nigeria Is Coming Apart at the Seams

At best, a revitalized Biafran secessionist movement will lead to mass bloodshed. At worst, it will trigger the country's unraveling.

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