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About Richard Howarth

Richard Howarth is a research assistant at SOAS, University of London, and a freelance author working on African politics, conflict and security.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

A perfect storm: Boko Haram, IS and the Nigerian election

Boko Haram’s alignment with Islamic State adds to mounting insecurity in Nigeria. A fortnight ahead of the already-deferred election, what does this mean for its democratic prospects?

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