Archive for: John Campbell

John Campbell: Escaping Nigeria’s cycle of violence

John Campbell: Escaping Nigeria’s cycle of violence

by John Campbell While Jonathan is trying to build support among the political class, his rivals are seeking to create a unified opposition party that could credibly challenge him at the polls....

 

John Campbell: Kidnapping comes to Northern Nigeria

John Campbell: Kidnapping comes to Northern Nigeria

by John Campbell Recent Ansaru activities may indicate that the wider Boko Haram movement is evolving from a movement focused on specifically Nigerian issues, to one with a transnational character. Over...

 

John Campbell: Is the upsurge in violence in Northern Nigeria connected to Mali?

John Campbell: Is the upsurge in violence in Northern Nigeria connected to Mali?

by John Campbell As for the attempted assassination, the emir of Kano has become a controversial figure. He is a potential target from a number of different quarters. High profile, violent killings...

 

John Campbell: Funding for Nigeria’s Boko Haram

John Campbell: Funding for Nigeria’s Boko Haram

  Boko Haram appears to be essentially an indigenous phenomena, with any international links having marginal influence.  Baron David Alton of Liverpool, a member of the UK House of...