Discussion: Is the violence taking over the Nigerian elections?

Welcome to the Nordic Africa Institute’s discussion on the upcoming elections in Nigeria.

The panel discussion takes place on Tuesday, February 10 at 3.00–5.00 PM at the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet) in Stockholm. Download the poster as pdf.

Violent acts by Boko Haram, army assaults on civilians, and accusations about malfeasance have escalated ahead of the elections in Nigeria which has been postponed to March. Our researchers analyse the situation and trends.

NB! The discussion will be held in Swedish.


2.30 PM Coffee.

3.00 PM Short introductions by the researchers.

  • The current situation in Nigeria and important election-related questions. MPolSc Henrik Angerbrandt.
  • The threat from Boko Haram, the growing rebel movement. PhD Mats Utas.
  • Trends and tendencies regarding elections-related violence in the region. PhD Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs.

3.30 PM Questions from the audience and discussion. Moderator: PhD Anders Sjögren, acting leader for the Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation cluster.

5.00 PM Wrap-up and possibility for individual interviews. Please contact Alexander Uggla, research communicator (070 167 9684, alexander.uggla at nai.uu.se), for interview requests.

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