Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Keeping track of violence in Nigeria

The Council on Foreign Relations has posted a series of maps and charts illustrating violence in Nigeria. There's a map showing where and when violent deaths have occurred. And there are charts about total deaths over time and who the perpetrators were. These might be good teaching tools if you're using political violence in Nigeria as part of your course.

Nigeria Security Tracker
The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST), a project of the Council on Foreign Relations' Africa program, documents and maps violence in Nigeria that is motivated by political, economic, or social grievances…

The Nigeria Security Tracker tracks violence that is both causal and symptomatic of Nigeria’s political instability and citizen alienation…
Weekly deaths by cause

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