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The trend of aviation troubles, with a plane missing in Africa today, and a crash in Taiwan yesterday.

The trend of aviation troubles, with a plane missing in Africa today, and a crash in Taiwan yesterday.

May 6th, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Analysis: Boko Haram poses wider threat

(CNN) – Terror group Boko Haram has been called Nigeria's Taliban. They have declared war on western education, especially women getting a western education, and claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls last month.

How dangerous are they, and how big a threat could they be to the entire region?

Deputy director and fellow at the Africa Program for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Richard Downie weighs in.

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