View on Africa: Boko Haram’s messages aren’t just propaganda

Boko Haram’s public messages hold clues about how the group works and thinks.

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Boko Haram is well known for its violent terrorist attacks, but how much do we know about its strategy? A new Institute for Security Studies West Africa Report examines Boko Haram’s public statements between 2010 and 2016 and what these messages mean beyond promoting propaganda. 

This View on Africa is presented by Omar S Mahmood, researcher in ISS Addis Ababa. He will discuss highlights from the report, and how the messaging has changed since the movement’s leadership split last year.

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Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.

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