May 26, 2022Nigeria
Horrendous killing of college sophomore highlights the country’s ethnoreligious fault line, but interdenominational rivalry in the south is of no less moment. All in all, reactions to the murder of Ms. Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level home economics student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, have exposed Nigeria’s deepest political fractures and lingering questions over citizenship, national identity, and secularity. On May 12, following disagreement over a WhatsApp voice note deemed to have been blasphemous against Islam and Prophet Muhammad, a mob comprising some of the twenty-two-year-old’s schoolmates brutally clubbed and stoned her to death, after which they proceeded to incinerate her body.
April 19, 2022Technology and Innovation
Facebook has failed to moderate content in underserved countries. Facebook and other social media companies must invest more in local content moderation, instead of relying on global AI systems.
May 18, 2021Global Governance
Attempting to shut down discussion of the potential weaponization of geoengineering is unwise. We can only see a short way into the future.