August 23, 2012 The New York Times
Bénédicte Kurzen
Benedicte Kurzen's exploration of the political and religious tensions behind post-election violence in northern Nigeria is featured in The New York Times photography blog Lens.
January 30, 2012 Untold Stories
Joe Bavier
After bombing the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria, Boko Haram has gone from being a local nuisance to an international threat.
January 27, 2012 CNN
Jennifer McDonald
Pulitzer Center grantee Joe Bavier was featured in a CNN report on Boko Haram's increasingly coordinated terrorist attacks in Nigeria.
January 17, 2012 Untold Stories
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
Veteran Africa correspondent Joe Bavier explains Boko Haram, the Nigerian terror group responsible for the Christmas Day church bombings.
January 13, 2012 The Economist
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
The government must think hard about how to tackle an Islamist uprising that may have less to do with religion than the rebels claim.
January 2, 2012 Newsweek
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
The Christmas Day church bombings demonstrate that Boko Haram, a radical and violent Islamist movement, is gaining momentum among impoverished Muslims in Nigeria.
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April 29, 2011 Financial Times
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
Despite the hailed success of Nigeria's elections, sectarian and political violence have rocked the country this month. Nigerians now must learn to live together once again.
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April 26, 2011 Financial Times
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
In Nigeria's Plateau State, tensions run high after hundreds were killed following last week's presidential election, revealing deep rifts between Christians and Muslims of the region.
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April 22, 2011 Untold Stories
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
Post-election violence in Nigeria is increasing. In a familiar scenario repeated since the end of military rule in 1999, political and religious antagonisms sharpen come election season.
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April 19, 2011 Untold Stories
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
The breakdown of election results continues to reveal prominent divisions between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria, and all the while police brutality across Nigeria is exacerbating the situation.
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April 11, 2011 Untold Stories
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
Bomb blasts and sectarian violence are on the rise at polling stations and national elections commission offices in Nigeria in an attempt to disrupt three crucial polls taking place this month.
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April 6, 2011 Untold Stories
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
“They've raised the stress, the cost, the risk,” Pastor James Wuye says. Nigeria's national elections commission has just called off legislative polls halfway through the process.
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April 5, 2011 Untold Stories
Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
With a tense presidential race this month, Nigeria is performing a delicate balancing act aimed at warding off a repeat of the religious conflict that nearly destroyed the country at its inception.