Monthly Archives: October 2012

Boko Haram and the Nigerian state (Guest post by Henrik Angerbrandt)

Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad) – more known as Boko Haram – came in the centre of attention in Nigeria in mid-2009 when they clashed with police squad ’Operation … Continue reading

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A monster with a big diet: South African narratives of fear and crime (Guest post by Claudia Forster-Towne)

In speaking about South Africans and their emotions in my previous post it became clear (thanks to the wise words of Mats) that there is a need to discuss the fear experienced (real or perceived) by South Africans in their … Continue reading

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