July 10, 2019Nigeria
The principal Shiite movement in Nigeria, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), “stormed” the National Assembly in Abuja on July 7. In the resulting melee, two people may have been killed and eight injured. As is so often the case, there are few details, with claims and counter-claims.
April 5, 2019Nigeria
a positive development has been the mobilization of women to counter election irregularities. Facilitated by the non-governmental organization Academic Associates PeaceWorks, more than one hundred Niger Delta women met on March 21 in Rivers State capital Port Harcourt to share stories and lessons learned about how they had pushed back against voter intimidation, especially by the army. For example, in Okrika and Ogu/Bolo local government areas, women spent three days and three nights at an election center to prevent the military from stealing the election materials.
September 10, 2019United States
Senator Durbin discusses the U.S. role in the world, countering historic and current strains of American isolationism, and the importance and benefit of continued global engagement.
May 8, 2018Ethiopia
Abiy Ahmed's ascension to office in Ethiopia is only the latest development in an attenuated transition process that began with the death of Meles Zenawi in 2012.
May 15, 2017Turkey
Trump's critical meeting with the controversial Turkish strongman comes after a long litany of American mistakes.
October 29, 2012Sub-Saharan Africa
Emerging Voices features regular contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Richard Dowden, the …