Sharon Bean has 25 years of experience building institutional capacity in a variety of settings, including civil-military, post conflict, stabilization, governance, and anti-corruption projects. Recently, Sharon has supported Civil-Military Operations in Western Africa, part of the Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Partnership- an interagency initiative to prevent, deter, and mitigate terrorist influence in at-risk African nation.
In this “Special Report on Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Movement” we examine the rise of Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abu Shekau, and the policies of the group’s charismatic leader –
Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, is a hotbed for insurgencies of many kinds. The Niger Delta conflict garners the most attention for its frequent kidnappings and sabotaging of