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Traditional Qur’anic students in Nigeria: Fair game for unfair accusations?


As attacks attributed to the militant Islamic group Boko Haram continue in Nigeria, Hannah Hoechner explores the  ways in which students at traditional Qur’anic schools are treated in word and deed, both inside and outside the country. Hannah is reading for a DPhil in International Development at the University of Oxford.    

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Nigeria in Numbers

During the 2011 Nigerian elections a number of academics, Nigeria watchers and others discussed the likely outcome of the polls and then dissected the results in a mammoth email trail that lasted for the best part of a month. Here, Olly Owen reproduces some of the debate in order to consider how useful past results […]

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