The broader context of the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region, particularly in Borno State in the northeast of Nigeria, remains largely unknown to a Western audience, and in the media coverage it is mostly the stories about Boko Haram’s atrocities that are being told. Everybody condemned the jihadist group Boko Haram This was… Read more »
Author: Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos
Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos is a Doctor in political science and a Professor at the French Institute of Geopolitics in the University of Paris since 2013. He was appointed a PRIO Global Fellow in 2014.
Boko Haram does not have the Fire Power of the Islamic State
Boko Haram’s influence and cruelty is still increasing. On the 3rd of January the Islamist group first attacked Baga, situated at the riverside of Lake Chad in the north of the State of Borno. They then came back several days later and demolished the entire city and its surrounding villages. The attack reportedly caused more… Read more »