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Nigerians disagree over legacy of a 19th century Fulani Muslim ruler

06 Jul 2019   |   10:49 am   |   1m 56s
In Sokoto, an old city in northern Nigeria, Usmane Dan Fodio's tomb attracts pilgrims from all over West Africa. For many Muslims, this scholarly and reformist Fulani is considered a saint. In 1808, he established the Caliphate of Sokoto, an Islamic state that extended from Burkina Faso to Cameroon.


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