September 13, 2019Nigeria
Zakari Oumoru, the governor of Maradi, a region (equivalent to a state) in Niger, hosted a cross-border meeting with the Nigerian governors of Katsina, Sokoto, and Zamfara states to focus on cross-border crime, particularly banditry, kidnapping, and cattle rustling. The governors of the four states signed a memorandum of understanding, the text of which has not yet been carried in the Nigerian media. However, it appears to pledge closer cooperation against cross-border crime. Also present were representatives of the Nigerian security services based in the three Nigerian states.
June 14, 2019Nigeria
On June 4, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) elected Ambassador Tijani Muhammad-Bande its president for the 2019–2020 term. The presidency rotates between representatives of the five regional groups in …
June 6, 2018Nigeria
Over two hundred inmates reportedly escaped the central-Nigerian prison, of whom government sources say thirty have been recaptured.
March 15, 2018Diplomacy and International Institutions
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently complained about the lack of rules for state activity in cyberspace. His statements raised a few eyebrows, especially given that successive UN groups ha…
March 6, 2019Economics
The 2019 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium discusses the ways behavioral economics can inform development policy to create effective solutions to poverty at the international, national, and loca…