Caitriona Dowd has put together a fascinating comparison of Boko Haram and LRA. Both are ‘non-traditional’ political violence threats, and exhibit common traits which may come to characterize many groups across African states.

ACLED Working Paper – Boko Haram and LRA_May 2014

Boko Haram Phase

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Comparison Between Boko Haram and LRA Activities- A New Type of Scourge?
Clionadh Raleigh
Clionadh Raleigh
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Prof. Clionadh Raleigh is Director of ACLED. She is also Senior Professor of Political Geography in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex and an external senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Prof. Raleigh holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado. Her primary research interests are the dynamics of conflict and violence, focusing in particular on the role of formal and informal political structures. Additional interests include Africa, political geography, social/political consequences of climate change, and GIS/spatial econometrics.
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