Nigeria: May 28, 2004

Archives

:

In central Nigeria, raids by Christian and Moslem tribes against each other continues, with several dozen dead and wounded each week. Similar violence is taking place in the southern delta region, as tribe based gangs battle police and each other over the illegal (by tapping pipelines) oil trade. In the north, the Moslem majority has become increasingly intolerant and violent with the Christian minority. State governments in the north are still trying to impose Sharia (Islamic) law on everyone. This contradicts the federal constitution, and remains unresolved. These ethnic and religious disputes were largely suppressed during decades of military rule. But in five years of democratic rule, the ethnic and religious violence has left at least 12,000 dead, and many more wounded and homeless. The religious issue, in particular, threatens to split the country.

 


X

ad Help Keep Us Online!
 

Help Keep Us Afloat! Go to other sites on the World Wide Web and they look like the a mad marketer has gained control of them. Lots of ads and little content! Ad revenues are down for everyone! We don’t want to follow the crowd. But here is the deal we cannot keep our site relative ad free without your support. Each month we need your subscriptions or contributions plus what meager ad revenue we do receive to stay in business. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..

Drake appreciates any help you can give him.

Subscribe   Contribute   Close