March 8, 2019Nigeria
According to the CFR Women and Foreign Policy Program’s new digital report, Growing Economies Through Gender Parity, Nigeria's GDP could grow by 23 percent—or $229 billion—by 2025 if women participated in the economy to the same extent as men. As President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo begin to think about how to improve the economy over their second term, eliminating legal barriers to women’s economic participation is a good place to start.
March 4, 2019Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between February 23 to March 1, 2019.
March 5, 2019Technology and Innovation
Known for his ground-breaking business theories on “jobs to be done,” Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School has a new book on disruptive innovation, The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out Of Poverty. I sat down with the book’s co-author, Efosa Ojomo, who leads the global prosperity research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, to learn how policymakers can apply the book’s findings in Africa.
February 28, 2019Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between February 16 to 22, 2019.
February 27, 2019Nigeria
The Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) has announced that Nigeria’s incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected, defeating former vice-president Atiku Abubakar by a substan…
February 25, 2019Nigeria
The two leading candidates in Nigeria’s presidential election this past Saturday were President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Everybody wants to know who won, and right away. The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the results of the national elections will start to be announced on February 25.
March 1, 2019Sub-Saharan Africa
The Trump Administration’s recent announcement of its Africa strategy offers renewed opportunities for the development of closer economic ties between the United States and Africa under a set of business-driven initiatives outlined as “Prosper Africa” in a December speech by National Security Adviser John Bolton.
February 20, 2019Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between February 9 to 15, 2019.
February 19, 2019Nigeria
Early in the morning on Saturday, February 16, just hours before polls were scheduled to open, the Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) postponed Nigeria’s elections by a week. The nation…