Monthly Archives: May 2013

From the Publisher: Fatherland in Tears, Part I

In this issue, we cover the controversy over the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North (amnesty committee) established by President Goodluck Jonathan to find solutions to the endemic Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria. … Continue reading

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Combatting Small Arms Proliferation in Africa: Focusing on Weapons Already in Circulation

By Eric G Berman Last month, on 2 April, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by an overwhelming majority. African governments played a leading role in championing the treaty and ensuring that it covered small … Continue reading

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Boko Harem Finally Removes Its Masks

By Ambassador Peter Layi Oyedele In the last five, a fundamentalist Muslim group that goes by the name Boko Haram has tormented Nigeria. The word Boko in Hausa means Western education and Haram in Arabic describes something forbidden or sacrilegious. … Continue reading

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