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May 31, 2012

Global
The State of the World’s Refugees: From Indifference to Solidarity

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discusses the current state of the world's refugees. This meeting is part of the Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture series, which was established…

May 31, 2012

Global
The State of the World's Refugees: From Indifference to Solidarity

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discusses the current state of the world's refugees. Related readings: Protocol to the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

August 11, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post:What the London Riots Have To Do with Africa

Rioters stand in front of a burning barricade in Liverpool August 9, 2011. (Phil Noble/Courtesy Reuters) A reader of this blog, Jim Sanders, recently sent me an interesting comment, which I have …

Guest Post:What the London Riots Have To Do with Africa

January 3, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
New Year’s Eve Abuja Bombings Tweeted

A woman surrounded by relatives, mourns the death of her husband at Asokoro Hospital, after a bomb explosion near a military barracks in Nigeria's capital Abuja December 31, 2010. (Afolabi Sotu…

New Year’s Eve Abuja Bombings Tweeted

February 3, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
HRW Report on Nigeria’s Sectoral Violence

People walk past the wreckage of a burnt truck along a road in Nigeria's central city of Jos on December 25, 2010. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters) Human Rights Watch released an important a…

HRW Report on Nigeria’s Sectoral Violence

December 21, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Guest Post: Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Is More than Economics

Nigerian workers in protest in Lagos March 21, 2001. (George Esiri/Courtesy Reuters) Many readers of this blog will be familiar with the pernicious consequences of fossil fuel subsidies -- and how d…

Guest Post: Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Is More than Economics

November 1, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Insights into Politics and Development in Nigeria

Children paddle a canoe near an oil well head in Odidi near Okerenkoko in the creeks of the volatile oil rich Niger delta in Nigeria February 2, 2006. (George Esiri/Courtesy Reuters) Over the last w…

Insights into Politics and Development in Nigeria

July 18, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mapping Violence in Nigeria

Emergency workers assess the site of a bomb blast attack near a church in Suleja July 10, 2011. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters) This is a cross post with Future Forum and Movements.org. The rece…

Mapping Violence in Nigeria

November 28, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Praises Former Biafra Military Chief of State

Ex-Biafra military chief of state and former presidential candidate Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu waves to All Progressive Grand Alliance supporters in Lagos, Nigeria during a general election rally February…

Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Praises Former Biafra Military Chief of State

January 31, 2012

Nigeria
Guest Post: Press Freedom and Development in Africa

This is a guest post by Asch Harwood, CFR Africa program research associate. Follow him on Twitter at @aschlfod. The National Endowment for Democracy’s Center for International Media Assistance (CIM…

Journalists carry placards along a street during a protest to mark World Press Freedom day in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, May 3, 2010.