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:
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