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Young people march against climate change in Uganda.

A Green Africa Is the Key to a Greener World

The United States won’t be a global leader in climate change until it works with African nations.

Hands hold up a photo of a young kidnapped Nigerian girl.

Boko Haram Won’t Stop Targeting Schools in Nigeria

The militant group’s attacks and kidnappings bring it publicity and riches while weakening state security forces.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Prime Minister Boris Johnson and various heads of state and dignitaries at the U.K.-Africa Investment Summit at London’s Buckingham Palace on Jan. 20, 2020.

Britain Shouldn’t Put Its Money on a Post-Brexit Rapprochement With Africa

Boris Johnson is looking to old U.K. colonies for trade deals, but his government can’t compete with China and won’t get far until it abandons its neocolonial attitudes.

Members of the National Guard stand watch at the U.S. Capitol

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Washington under siege, peace building lessons from Nigeria, and a potential crisis for China’s aviation industry.

A protester gestures while holding placard that says “Never Give Up” as another holds up a scarf with the colors of the Nigerian national flag during a demonstration to protest against police brutality in Magboro, Nigeria, on Oct. 20, 2020.

Lessons From Nigeria for Peace Building in the United States

No divides are unbridgeable—but you have to know where to start.

People carry merchandise at the Benin-Nigeria border city of Krake on Dec. 17, 2020.

The Long Road to Free Trade in Nigeria—and Beyond

The African Continental Free Trade Area is already running up against the hard realities of the continent’s endemic trade barriers.

A protester gestures as he holds a placard at a live concert at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, on October 15, 2020, during a demonstration to protest against police brutality and scrapping of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Nigerian Security Forces Shot Protesters. Will They Ever Face Justice?

New evidence emerged at a judicial panel, but the culture of impunity continues.

Protesters hold placards outside the Nigerian Police headquarters in Abuja during a demonstration to raise awareness about sexual violence on June 5, 2020.

Why Nigeria Is Losing Its Fight to Prosecute Rape

Women who accuse men of sexual assault have faced backlash, high-profile defamation lawsuits, and even retaliatory police investigations.

A protester gestures toward the media as he marches with a demonstration calling for the end of police violence in Nigeria, on Oct. 21, 2020 in London, England.

Foreign Governments Are Aiding Nigeria’s Violence Against Protesters

The suppression of protests against police brutality wouldn’t have been possible without arms and training from abroad.

A group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa

‘Put South Africa First’ Breeds Hate Toward Other Africans

Anti-foreigner sentiments are growing against Nigerians like me.

A demonstrator holds a placard to protest against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) at the Lekki toll Plaza in Lagos, Nigeria on Oct. 12.

Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?

The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change.

A protester waves the Nigerian national flag while gathering with other protesters to barricade the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Shutting Down SARS Won’t End Nigeria’s Security Crisis

The military and vigilante groups may step in where police have failed—and their human rights records are just as bad.

A protester poses with a banner reading “End SARS” at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 18.

Nigeria’s Next-Generation Protest Movement

Demonstrations against police brutality—organized on social media and powered by artists and musicians—have shown Nigeria’s youth that they have the power to change society.

U.S. President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and moderator, NBC News anchor Kristen Welker, participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22.

Trump and Biden Are Both Touting Foreign-Policy Failures as Achievements

With the world on fire from Thailand to Nigeria, there wasn’t much talk of international affairs in the final debate of the 2020 campaign—and when there was, both candidates defended flawed approaches to North Korea.

Image: People walk with their hands over their heads as they pass through security checkpoints in Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 23.

Nigeria’s Years of Protest

The country has been heading for a reckoning for a while—here’s why anger is boiling over now.

Blessing Agbo, a nurse, places a contraceptive implant for Habiba, a 30-year-old patient who didn’t give her last name, in Kaugama on Aug. 13. Habiba, who has six surviving children after 10 births, says she wants to take a break from bearing children. Shola Lawal for Foreign Policy and The Fuller Project

Isolated in Rural Nigeria—and Waiting for America to Vote

Across much of the world—including one remote Nigerian village—the availability of family planning will largely depend on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

Paramilitary police march near the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China.

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A history lesson on pandemics and their aftereffects, Putin becomes Pashinyan’s playmaker, and Selina Meyer humbles Donald Trump.

Christians hold signs as they march on the streets of Abuja, Nigeria.

Christian Victims in Nigeria Fear Future Attacks

Religious violence is growing despite the pandemic.

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