Vanessa Hayford is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization, French Immersion. Through experiences working on Parliament Hill and influences of her Ghanaian heritage, Vanessa has developed a passion for global affairs, politics and issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Vanessa enjoys reading, writing, and following the news, and she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in September 2016.
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Alliance Between Boko Haram and ISIS: What Does it Mean?

Vanessa Hayford explores what the recent allegiance pledged by Boko Haram to the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) means for the future of Jihadism in the Middle East and West Africa.