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Child soldiers and child terrorists

Mia Bloom with John Horgan Cornell: Small Arms. Children and Terrorism

IS: We can not immediately compare the children from Islamic State with child soldiers, analyzes American terrorist researcher. Many of them no longer consider themselves children. Turning the time back to becoming regular school students again therefore seems almost impossible.

Politics, spirituality and religion under the sun of Africa

Jean-Francois Bayart: State a religion an Afrique Karthala

: Religion is given far too much place in analyzes of African conflicts, says political scientist Jean-François Bayart.

Nuanced about Boko Haram

Hilary Matfess: Women and the war on Boko Haram. Wives, weapons, witnesses

: Over the past three years, Hilary Matfess has interviewed a number of women who have been liberated from Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria. She challenges the reader to nuance her image of the group.