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September 18, 2023

A Democratic Inquest

Pervasive despondency about democracy in Africa urges the imperative to strengthen democratic institutions and practices.  

A large group of protesters in Nigeria raise their hands in a fist formation on Democracy Day.

August 7, 2023

The Anti- Anti-Coup

The apparent success of the military coup in Niger bodes ill for democracy and stability in the Sahel and the rest of the continent.

A demonstrator holds the Niger flag while another holds a poster that reads "Mohamed Bazoum: Une chance pour le Sahel."

July 17, 2023

Asset Stripping

What attitudes toward public infrastructure tell us about the state of the social contract in Nigeria.

Members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASAN), walk with signs during a protest over crude oil theft.

July 1, 2023

United States
The President’s Inbox Recap: The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

The early post-Cold War optimism about increasing global cooperation has been dashed by the return of geopolitical rivalry.

The capitol building as viewed pre-dawn.

June 7, 2023

Not Their President

For the first time since the country’s return to civil rule in 1999, Nigerian Pentecostals find themselves on the outside looking in.

A Nigerian military helicopter is captured in the air with a Nigerian flag hanging from the bottom during the inauguration of Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu.