16 Jan – Boko Haram on the retreat – how to handle a terror organization

Welcome to the first lecture in 2017!
In April 2014 Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group based in North-Eastern Nigeria, kidnapped 276 school girls from the town of Chibok in Northern Nigeria. The crimes have drawn the world’s attention on the brutal IS-linked group and the Nigerian government’s failure to protect its population. Boko Haram had alleged links to al-Qaeda, but in March 2015, it announced its allegiance to the Islamic State.
Now, two and a half years later, Boko Haram has weakened and the Nigerian army has been in control of most parts of the country’s northern provinces.
The campaign ’Bring Back Our Girls’, a campaign to liberate the kidnapped girls, has received much attention and support – but most of the girls has still not been found.
Henrik Angerbrandt, a PhD student in political science at Stockholm University and an expert on ethnic, religious and political conflict in Africa, will talk about the situation today, how the military situation against Boko Haram has developed, and how the release of how many of the kidnapped girls has been possible.
This lecture will be held in English.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.
Date: 16/01/2016
Time: 18:15
Place: Ekonomikum, Hörsal 4
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members.
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