Niger (Vol 12, 2015)
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The capital Niamey was struck by religiously inspired violence. Riots started in the central-eastern cities of Zinder and Maradi in protest against a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in the French magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ after Islamist gunmen killed cartoonists in Paris. Christian churches, bars and other establishments owned by non-Muslims were the targe…

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van Walraven, Klaas, “Niger (Vol 12, 2015)”, in: Africa Yearbook Online, Edited by: Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber, Klaas van Walraven. Consulted online on 21 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2015_COM_0015>
First published online: 2016



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