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June 14, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) presidential candidate and former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu speaks during the flag-off of the ACN governorship campaign in Lagos March 5, 2011. Nuhu Ribadu and Political Action in Nigeria

This is a guest post by Charlotte Renfield-Miller; a master of arts in law and diplomacy candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy specializing in development economics and human security…

November 15, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa - Costas Vaxevanis Costas Vaxevanis and Nuhu Ribadu—Birds of a Feather

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

June 27, 2017

Nigeria
Nigerian-Army-Boko-Haram U.S. and UK Revoke Visas for Nigerian Officers Connected to Human Rights Abuses

A special Nigeria Army Board of Inquiry focusing on alleged human rights abuses reported that the American embassy and the British High Commission in Abuja have revoked or denied entry visas to certa…

March 29, 2011

Nigeria
Jonathan, Buhari Are Hopeful Ahead of Elections Jonathan, Buhari Are Hopeful Ahead of Elections

Nigerian Civil Defence Corp members walk past banners campaigning for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and vice President Namadi Sambo at their final campaign rally in the capital Abuja. (Afolabi…

August 6, 2009

Sub-Saharan Africa
Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa lose billions of dollars each year through corruption, say analysts. Local and international efforts to reform governance have been inconsistent.

April 14, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: An Election Deal? Nigeria: An Election Deal?

A supporter holds a poster campaigning for former anti-graft chief Nuhu Ribadu during the presidential primaries of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Lagos January 14, 2011. (Akintunde Akinleye/Cou…

April 12, 2007

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Creaky Political System

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 …

August 14, 2013

Nigeria
A vehicle used by Islamist militants is pictured damaged after what Nigerian authorities said was heavy fighting between security forces and the militants in Baga, a fishing town on the shores of Lake Chad, adjacent to the Chadian border, April 21, 2013. Violence in Northern Nigeria: Not Just Boko Haram

Very little coherent information is currently coming out of the parts of northern Nigeria under a state of emergency. What information is available indicates that activity and violence continue under…

March 19, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa-NigeriaBankole-20120319 Guest Post: Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria Slowly Moving Forward

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

March 23, 2011

Elections and Voting
El-Rufai Comments on Nigeria’s Elections El-Rufai Comments on Nigeria’s Elections

Former Nigerian Minister of the Federal Capital Territory El-Rufai speaks during his appearance at the Federal High court in Abuja. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters) Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Ni…