Boko Haram beneficial for ex-dictator

Article published in Fria Tidningen
27 March 2015
By Armsfree Onomo

Nigeria. Tomorrow, the postponed Nigerian presidential election will take place. The terrorist organisation Boko Haram are claimed to be the reason both for the postponed elections, and that many might vote for an ex dictator.

The elections were meant to take place 14 February, but at the last minute it was postponed until 28 March. According to the president Goodluck Jonathan it is because the government and the army have to be able to handle the threat to security caused ty Boko Haram. But the opposition claim it’s a way for the president to win some time in order to get his votes up.

Full article (in Swedish) here: http://www.friatidningen.se/artikel/117135

Pakistan’s anger towards extremists

Article published in Svenska Dagbladet
20 December 2014
By Rina Saeed Khan

Pakistan.  Pakistan is still in mourning after the attack on the school in Peshawar. Memorial ceremonies are being held and people pray for “the little angels”,  as the victims are called. Many are also expressing anger towards those they see as “friends of the Taliban”.

Around three hundred people gathered outside the notorious Red Mosque in the capital of Islamabad. Their wake is a protest action against the religious leader of the mosque, Maulana Abdul Aziz, who has refused to condemn the massacre in Peshawar.

Full article (in Swedish) here: http://www.svd.se/pakistansk-ilska-mot-extremister

The survivors mourn their friends

Article published in Svenska Dagbladet
18 December 2014
By Faisal Raza Khan

Pakistan.  The day after the attack on the school in Peshawar that killed 148 people, the surviving students loudly mourned their dead classmates. They promised to fulfill their studies and fight against terrorism.

Pakistan is trying to get Afghanistan’s help in order to get the Taliban leader behind the attack.

Full article (in Swedish) here: http://www.svd.se/pakistansk-ilska-mot-extremister

The massacre a message for Malala

Article published in Svenska Dagbladet
17 December 2014
By Rina Saeed Khan

Pakistan. When Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize it was broadcast live on practically every TV channel in Pakistan. The whole country celebrated the fight which has made Malala a global champion for children’s education. Today, Pakistan is in mourning.

Yesterday Peshawar’s hospitals published the names of the students killed, and parents collected their children for the last time. The Prime Minister has advertised three days of National Mourning following the attack that claimed over 130 lives.

Full article (in Swedish) here: http://www.svd.se/massakern-ett-budskap-till-malala