Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, June 26, 2014

People or territory?

In Iraq, the rebels are capturing territory. In Nigeria, other rebels are capturing people. And the governments? What do the government responses tell us about capacity, legitimacy, politics, and leadership?

Boko Haram Suspected of New Kidnappings in Nigeria
Militants are suspected of having abducted dozens more girls and women in northeastern Nigeria, news reports said on Tuesday, reviving concerns about hundreds of schoolgirls who were kidnapped in the same region in April and have yet to be rescued.

Quoting witnesses and officials in the area, the reports said that 60 girls and women, and possibly more than 30 boys, had been seized in the village of Kummabza, about 100 miles from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State…

On Monday, at least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded by an explosion on a college campus in Kano, northern Nigeria. It was not immediately known whether the attack was part of Boko Haram’s campaign to promote an Islamic state…

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