John Campbell

Council on Foreign Relations

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Senior fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink; career foreign service officer, serving twice in Nigeria as a political counselor and as Ambassador (2004-2007)

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UNICEF reports that children are now objects of fear in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, because of a  ten-fold increase in their use as bombers  by the extremist group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram's Use of Child Suicide Bombers

UNICEF reports that children are now objects of fear in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, because of a ten-fold increase in their use as bombers by the extremist group Boko Haram.

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Nigeria has Africa’s largest population and its biggest economy, but relations with the US have been strained.

Obama Talks Boko Haram, Corruption with Nigerian President

Nigeria has Africa’s largest population and its biggest economy, but relations with the US have been strained.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the US will provide assistance to France against rebels in the vast, African-desert country of Mali.  There’s been concern about creating another…

French Air Strikes in Mali Complicate Indigenous Solutions

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the US will provide assistance to France against rebels in the vast, African-desert country of Mali.  There’s been concern about creating another…

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