Daily Archives: March 9, 2010

Riots in Jos, Nigeria about land as well as identity

It won’t come as a surprise to many readers here that the recent tit-for-tat ethnic/sectarian violence in Jos, central Nigeria is based on a complex blend of factors including land access disputes and identity issues that go beyond the obvious (Muslim-Christian) to take in some of Africa’s less well known post-colonial neuroses (indigene-settler). NY Times Lede blog has pulled it all together rather nicely today so I will defer to them:

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/08/violence-is-not-religiously-motivated-nigerian-archbishop-says/?ref=world