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01/23/2015 10:01 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2015

Bassim Haidar On How Boko Haram Impacts Nigeria

Speaking with HuffPostLive at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bassim Haidar, the founder, chairman and CEO of Nigeria-based telecoms and logistics group Channel IT discussed the violent campaign of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Ruthless attacks by fighters of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram have plunged northeast Nigeria in absolute chaos. More than 10,000 people were killed in violence connected to the extremists in the past year and at least a million people have been displaced by the insurgency. The United Nations Security Council warned on Tuesday that escalating Boko Haram attacks may amount to crimes against humanity and could destabilize the whole region.

In his conversation with HuffPostLive's Roy Sekoff, Haidar pointed out that Boko Haram's terror is affecting different parts of Nigeria dissimilarly. Haider explained that Boko Haram mostly operates in the country's northeast, a remote and rural area. "If you look at a country like Nigeria, where today you have 160 million people, maybe five million people are affected in that region," Haidar said about the areas suffering the most from Boko Haram violence.

When asked whether he thinks private enterprise can play a role in fighting terrorism in Nigeria, Haidar said he believes it's necessary to examine what's causing the violence and what motivates the extremists.

Read more updates from the World Economic Forum in Davos below.

01/24/2015 8:58 AM EST

McAfee On Evolution And Technology

"Evolution has wired us; we have social drives," McAfee said.

"Could there be a piece of technology that figures out an intelligent next question to ask somebody? Yeah," McAfee said.

01/24/2015 8:57 AM EST

'Making Workers Obsolete'

"For 200 years of industrial technology, we've been making workers obsolete," McAfee said.

McAfee said nobody knows if we're reaching the point where technological developments could lead to unemployment.

01/24/2015 8:56 AM EST

Andrew McAfee At Davos

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Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management on HuffPost Live

01/24/2015 8:46 AM EST

Bruder On The Barriers Women Face

"We strive to have the majority of our graduates female," EFE's Ron Bruder said.

"I don't think there's an official barrier but there's a social and structural barrier in a lot of these countries toward women," Bruder added.

Bruder said his company creates local foundations, and those foundations tackle those issues on EFE's behalf.

01/24/2015 8:42 AM EST

EFE's McAuliffe And Bruder: Young People Need Jobs

EFE's president and CEO Jamie McAuliffe, along with founder and chair Ron Bruder, sat down with HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday.

Bruder said it's vital to the global economy that youths have jobs.

McAuliffe said EFE starts with businesses.

"Where are the jobs?" he said.

01/24/2015 8:14 AM EST

'Every Woman Has The Opportunity To Be An Activist'

Catchafire Founder & CEO Rachael Chong joins HuffPost Live to share her thoughts on how to get more women to Davos.

01/24/2015 8:11 AM EST

'Doing Less, But Better'

Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, said his book grew out of working with people who are really successful.

"Success can become a catalyst for failure," he said.

McKeown said leaders at Davos have experience with plateauing after achieving professional success. To avoid that, McKeown said, people must find a way to expand their contribution without doing more.

"The whole idea is about doing less, but better," he said.

01/24/2015 8:00 AM EST

Online Data Is Like Money

"In some sense, we're the next generation of banks," Smith said, noting you wouldn't put your data in a place you don't trust just like you wouldn't deposit your money at a bank you don't feel is stable.

01/24/2015 7:59 AM EST

Hacking Crime Difficulties

Smith said the most difficult part about investigating a hacking crime is identifying and finding a hacker.

"Our prisons are not full of hackers," Smith said, noting hackers are often in countries outside the U.S.

01/24/2015 7:57 AM EST

Brad Smith At Davos

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Brad Smith at Davos

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