Militant Africa: How 2012 Proved to Be a Year of Rebellion

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  • Rebellion in Africa
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  • Sudan
  • Somalia
  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia Helps Out
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Libya

Nigeria: Boko Haram

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram garnered international attention since 2009 when it launched a violent attack on several police stations and government buildings killing nearly 700 people. The name Boko Haram means “western education is sin” in the Hausa language, and the Islamic group seeks to establish sharia law throughout Nigeria.  

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