Boko Haram offers relatively better life for some women than north Nigerian society. Many women have looked to religion for a space of relative autonomy, generating the apparent paradox of female support for sharia law
More strikes and dead innocents are a powerful recruitment tool for al-Shabaab. They may create more problems by allowing African Union forces to retreat.
Dressed in military fatigues, 700 “veterans” performing the toyi-toyi protest dance, said they were ready to go to war with what ANC hardliners refer to as “the enemy” and “counter-revolutionaries”