A group of Africa experts, including CFR's Princeton Lyman, released a joint statement on the Nigerian elections, which they call a "terrible setback for democracy."
Listen to Father Mathew Kukah, vicar general of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, and John N. Paden, Clarence J. Robinson professor of international studies at George Mason University, discuss recent developments in the Islamic and Christian communities in Nigeria.
Listen to Peter M. Lewis, director of Africa studies at Johns Hopkins University's Paul A. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and Rotimi T. Suberu, senior fellow for the Jennings Randolph fellowship program at the United States Institute for Peace, discuss the implications of the recent Nigerian elections for relations between Nigeria's Muslim North and Christian South.
Watch Father Mathew Kukah, vicar general of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, and John N. Paden, Clarence J. Robinson professor of international studies at George Mason University, discuss recent developments in the Islamic and Christian communities in Nigeria.
This panel discussed the current religious dynamics between the two leading faith communities in Nigeria, Christianity and Islam.
Watch Peter M. Lewis, director of Africa studies at Johns Hopkins University's Paul A. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and Rotimi T. Suberu, senior fellow for the Jennings Randolph fellowship program at the United States Institute for Peace, discuss the implications of the recent Nigerian elections for relations between Nigeria's Muslim North and Christian South.
This panel discussed Nigeria's recent elections and their implications for the future of the country and the relations between the two major religious groups, Christianity and Islam.
Michelle D. Gavin, CFR's international affairs fellow, discusses her work as an electoral observer in Nigeria and the role of young people in Nigerian politics.
Election monitors and the opposition decry Sunday’s presidential elections as Nigeria’s worst vote in history, issuing calls for a new vote.
Widespread allegations of vote rigging, intimidation, and outright violence dashed hopes of a clean election in Nigeria on Sunday and led to calls for a clean slate.
Nigeria has made progress since its return to democracy in 1999. But a political system crippled by corruption and dogged by ethnic tensions threatens to derail the country from its path toward good governance.
Nigerians have begun voting in two sets of elections closely watched for signs of the fitness of their democracy. Early indications are discouraging.
“For policymakers everywhere, Nigeria should be the central African question. No country’s fate is so decisive for the continent. No other country across a range of issues has the power so thoroughly to shape outcomes elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. If Nigeria works well, so might Africa. If the democratic experiment in Nigeria stalls, and development and governance stagnate, the rest of Africa suffers and loses hope,” concludes a new Council Special Report.
This report describes what steps might be taken by Nigerians and the international community to avoid a breakdown of democracy, and possibly stability, in the wake of Nigeria’s April 2007 electoral contest and to tackle Nigeria’s fundamental challenges of governance, security, and development in the longer term.
Oil piped through the swamps and creeks of the Niger Delta powers Nigeria’s economy, but ecological devastation and pervasive poverty are stirring political unrest.
Backgrounder: MEND has gained global notoriety by disrupting oil supplies in the Niger Delta.
Nigeria has the potential to make great strides in its own development, but it must first overcome some difficult obstacles, including rampant violence in the oil-rich Niger Delta.
In a continent where despotism often wins the day, the Nigerian Senate's vote to reject a constitutional amendment that would have allowed President Olusegun Obasanjo to run for a third term of office is notable - even more so since Obasanjo has decided to abide by it.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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