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.
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.
Nigerian Security Forces Shot Protesters. Will They Ever Face Justice?
New evidence emerged at a judicial panel, but the culture of impunity continues.
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.
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.
‘Put South Africa First’ Breeds Hate Toward Other Africans
Anti-foreigner sentiments are growing against Nigerians like me.
Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?
The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change.
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.
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.
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.
Nigeria’s Years of Protest
The country has been heading for a reckoning for a while—here’s why anger is boiling over now.
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.
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A history lesson on pandemics and their aftereffects, Putin becomes Pashinyan’s playmaker, and Selina Meyer humbles Donald Trump.
Christian Victims in Nigeria Fear Future Attacks
Religious violence is growing despite the pandemic.