When it comes to the ongoing protests and the labour strike in Nigeria it isn’t easy to get a clear perspective of the situation without being in the country. There are many articles by journalists and bloggers who unfortunately aren’t bothering to understand the contextual particularities of the bombings and of the #OccupyNigeria protests. As a result, these parallel but separate matters are being conflated into one another and (premature) reports are warning of a civil war.
The narration of the ongoing events will in many ways shape the outcome, we should try to read everything critically.
Below are seven links to articles that I’ve gathered in the past few days and that I find perceptive. If you can recommend others, share them in the comments.
5. Several articles on Nigerians Talk, a Nigerian blogging community
Update: Additional Essential Resources