In Ghana, Student’s Radicalization Prompts Fears ISIS Is Infiltrating Universities

Ghana is situated in a turbulent neighborhood, but has managed to stay free from signs of extremist behavior -- until this week, when officials confirmed at least two citizens have joined the Islamic State.


U.S. to Boost Military Aid to Nigeria for Boko Haram Fight

Washington wants to help Nigeria’s new president battle one of Africa’s deadliest terrorist groups, but don’t expect a fleet of surveillance drones to be part of the mix.


Bring Back Our Democracy

Activist movements are changing the way that the world changes — and if the United States wants to help democracy abroad, it needs to update who it throws its weight behind.


Africa’s Angry Young Men

No school, no job, no future. Why so many of Africa's young men choose militias.


Boko Haram Steps Up Attacks After Buhari’s Vows to Defeat the Group

When Buhari won Nigeria's election in March, he vowed to defeat the extremist group wreaking havoc in northeastern Nigeria. A recent string of attacks, however, proves he has a lot of work left to do.


Can the Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision Help the World’s Most Homophobic Country?

Nigeria's draconian anti-gay law has trampled human rights, exacerbated the country's HIV crisis, and fueled vicious police crackdowns — and it isn't going anywhere.


What Would Happen If Billions of Dollars Stolen by Dictators Were Used for Development Instead?

What would happen if the billions of dollars stolen by corrupt officials, gangs, and crooked corporations every year could be spent on development instead?

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