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The Four Horsemen of the Fulani Apocalypse

IN all probability I have some trace of Fulani blood coursing through my veins. My grandparents, for one thing, had their kind of features. My paternal grandfather Baba Gambo Galadima had what the German poet Wolfgang von Goethe termed an “elective affinity” with all manner of itinerant Fulani tribesmen and clerics who settled in the outskirts of his sprawling compound and on his farmsteads.

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An Ode to Joy ( 2)

THE late Harvard political scientist Samuel Huntington underlined “the clash of civilisations” as the defining character of our twenty-first century international society. The attacks on the Twin Towers in New York in September 2001 were emblematic of the new disorder, with the emergence of al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen militias and other extremist movements committed to violence and fanaticism.

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