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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Christian Victims in Nigeria Fear Future Attacks
Religious violence is growing despite the pandemic.
After Lockdown, Femicide Rises in South Africa
Pandemic measures focus anger on crimes against women.
Is It Time to Repatriate Africa’s Looted Art?
Protests have strengthened calls for Western institutions to repatriate priceless cultural artifacts. Museums in Africa are ready to receive them.
Guilt by Location
Around the world, security forces use forced displacement as a means of sorting populations. To fix the global displacement crisis, it’s critical to understand how and why they do it.
As the World Marches for American Victims, Police Brutality in Africa Goes Unnoticed
A spate of killings in Nigeria under lockdown has produced little but hashtag activism.
50 Years On, Biafra’s Pain Is Still Fresh
Activists are calling for independence in eastern Nigeria once more as the government tries to stamp out separatism.
Explaining America to the World
How U.S.-based foreign correspondents are covering the Black Lives Matter protests for their audiences back home.
What Democracy Will Fall Next?
Hungary was the first democratic victim of the coronavirus. It may not be the last.