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How Kenya’s degree requirement for top political posts turned into a fiasco

By Maina wa Mutonya, National School of Anthropology and History The rush for academic credentials is nothing new ahead of a Kenyan election. Candidates are...

Who’s at risk of being kidnapped in Nigeria?

By Al Chukwuma Okoli, Federal University Lafia Nigeria ranks among the kidnapping hotspots of the world. Over 3,000 people were kidnapped in Nigeria in the first...

Nigeria is not a failed state, but it has not delivered democracy for its people

By Synda Obaji, University of Birmingham In 1999, the year it returned to civilian rule, Nigeria adopted a democratic system of governance. It also publicly...
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How nanotechnology can revive Nigeria’s textile industry

EBy Agbaje Lateef, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso Nigeria’s cotton production has fallen steeply in recent years. It once supported the largest textile...

Nigeria has just hiked interest rates: why it’s the wrong recipe for curbing inflation

By Stephen Onyeiwu, Allegheny College The Central Bank of Nigeria recently announced an increase in the interest rate, from 11.5% to 13%, a 1.5 percentage...

Blood Sisters: why the mini-series on Netflix sets a new pace for Nollywood

By Ezinne Ezepue, University of Nigeria NOLLYWOOD – the Nigerian movie industry – was described as a small screen cinema involving amateurs who produced low...
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Weapons Losses Fueling Africa’s Militant Groups

By Eric G. Berman Loss of munitions and other lethal materiel from African armed forces and peace operations is a key factor sustaining militant groups...

Russia invasion of Ukraine threatens food security in Nigeria

By Theophilus Abbah & Daniel Adaji IN December 2021, the price of family size Grand loaf, one of the popular breads in Abuja, Nigeria, was...

Cannabis policy changes in Africa are welcome. But small producers are the losers

By Clemence Rusenga, University of Bristol; Gernot Klantschnig, University of Bristol; Neil Carrier, University of Bristol, and Simon Howell, University of Cape Town Cannabis is...
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