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July 17, 2019

Nigeria
Obasanjo Writes Letter to Buhari on Nigerian Insecurity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria. His focus in the letter is on Boko Haram and the “herdsmen/farmers crises."

Former President Obasanjo speaks into a microphone while seated on stage at the Africa CEO forum.

June 28, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Five Years After Kidnapping, Nigeria’s Chibok School Girls Fade From the International Scene

Five years since Boko Haram kidnapped 276 female students in Chibok, the kidnapping has largely disappeared from the western public's attention.

Zainabu Mala, mother of Kabu, one of the abducted girls, holds a picture of her daughter on April 12, 2019, in Chibok.

June 25, 2019

China
President Xi, Still the Deglobalizer in Chief…

Can China generate new friends by strategically opening its markets while…also importing less? (Don't judge China just by changes in its tariffs, the Chinese state has many other policy tools to l…

President Xi, Still the Deglobalizer in Chief…

December 23, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Presidents Obasanjo and Jonathan on the State of Nigeria

On December 2, former president Obasanjo sent a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan cataloguing the shortcomings of the latter’s administration. Eighteen pages in length, it is a thoroughgoing indi…

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience arrive for a dinner with the French President and other dignitaries as part of the Summit for Peace and Security in Africa at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 6, 2013.

August 26, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s President Jonathan to Meet with President Obama

Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told Nigerian media that President Goodluck Jonathan and President Barack Obama would meet in Washington, DC in September, on the margins of the UN General Asse…

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington June 8, 2011.

June 17, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Gay Marriage and Goodluck Jonathan’s Tricky Position

This is a guest post by Dominic Bocci, assistant director at the Council on Foreign Relations’ David Rockefeller Studies Program. The passage of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill on May 31, 201…

President Goodluck Jonathan presents his administration's midterm report during Democracy Day in Abuja May 29, 2013.

January 7, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Campaign Posters for Nigeria’s President Jonathan

Nigeria’s presidential elections are over two years away. Elite politics are already focusing in on them, however.  Opposition parties are negotiating a possible united front against President Goodlu…

 An armed police officer in riot gear stands guard in front of a poster of Nigerian incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke 16/04/2011.

October 19, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Floods and the Jonathan Administration

Floods resulting from the autumn rainy season have devastated central and southeastern Nigeria. According to Nigerian media, the flooding is the worst in fifty years, and has already killed more than…

Houses are submerged in floodwaters in Idah Local Government Area, in Nigeria's central state of Kogi. 29/09/2012

February 10, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari Supporters Stone Jonathan Convoy

A poster showing the picture of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan is seen at the launch of his campaign in the central city of Lafia, Nassarawa state February 7, 2011. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy …

Buhari Supporters Stone Jonathan Convoy

April 25, 2019

Nigeria
Preaching, Power, and Private Jets in Nigeria

Bishop Oyedepo, head of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry (Winner’s Chapel) is commonly regarded as the wealthiest preacher in Nigeria, with an estimated personal net worth of $150 million. His fleet of four jets includes a Gulfstream V, which cost $30 million.

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