U.S. Lawmakers Hold Up Major Proposed Arms Sale to Nigeria
Senators quietly press U.S. President Joe Biden to reassess U.S.-Nigeria relations amid human rights concerns.
Nigeria’s Government Failings Are Fueling Separatist Movements
The center needs to address concerns, not arrest dissidents.
Age and the Agbayas
One word perfectly captures the clash between Nigeria’s leaders and its booming young population.
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is an Economic Disaster in the Making
A promising tech transformation may be disrupted by the president’s ego.
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Has a Lesson for Big Tech
The social media company faces tough questions in talks with the government to restore access to 40 million users.
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is Another Sign Dictatorship Is Back
A hasty and extralegal restriction has been imposed by an increasingly tyrannical president.
Nigeria’s Military Is Part of the Problem. It’s Also the Solution.
Soldiers don’t belong on the streets—and the army is uniquely placed to pressure the government for police reforms to tackle rampant insecurity.
Boko Haram Isn’t Nigeria’s Biggest Problem
Bandits in the country’s northwest are terrorizing civilians, destabilizing the region, and empowering jihadists.
Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship
Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes.
Nigeria Is a Failed State
The first step to restoring stability and security is recognizing that the government has lost control.
Separatist Movements in Nigeria and Cameroon Are Joining Forces
Escalating pro-independence movements by Anglophone Cameroonians and Biafrans are igniting ethnic tensions and could threaten regional stability.
Why America’s Trillion-Dollar War on Terrorism Couldn’t Defeat Boko Haram
A new book emphasizes the perils of social media campaigns and the limits of military intervention in saving Nigeria’s Chibok children.
Nigeria’s President Should Resign
Muhammadu Buhari has failed to provide the security and stability he promised.
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.
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.
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.
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Washington under siege, peace building lessons from Nigeria, and a potential crisis for China’s aviation industry.
Lessons From Nigeria for Peace Building in the United States
No divides are unbridgeable—but you have to know where to start.