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Nigeria's election spoilers? Assessing the impact of Boko Haram
Date: 11 February 2015
Time: 10h00 - 13h00
Venue: Conference room, ISS Pretoria, Block C, Brooklyn Court, 361 Veale Street, map

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Boko Haram’s attacks in Nigeria, which have escalated in recent weeks, raise questions about the security of the elections on 14 February. These elections are highly contested and controversial, and could be one of Nigeria’s most divisive polls since 1999. There is widespread fear that the 2015 elections will be marred by violence and terrorism, which could further destabilise Africa’s most populous country.

This seminar will explore the crisis in Nigeria, and assess Boko Haram’s threat to the security of the elections. Current national and multinational responses will also be discussed, including the proposed multinational force to combat Boko Haram. Questions relating to the drivers of radicalisation in the region will be explored.

Chair: Cheryl Frank, Head, Transnational Threats and International Crime division, ISS 

Speakers:

  • Dr Anneli Botha, Senior Researcher, Transnational Threats and International Crime division, ISS Pretoria
  • Martin Ewi, Senior Researcher, Transnational Threats and International Crime division, ISS Pretoria
  • Adetunji Omotola, President, Guild of Nigerian Professionals in South Africa

This seminar is made possible with funding from the governments of the Netherlands and Norway. The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Venue:
Conference room
ISS Pretoria
Block C
Brooklyn Court
361 Veale Street
map
Enquiries:
Martin Ewi
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Email: mewi@issafrica.org
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