Kidnapping for Ransom Drives Economic Hardship in North West Nigeria

The combination of instability and criminality is having a dramatic effect on the lives of people in Nigeria. It is estimated that...

Gender Equity: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The Winihin Jemide Series has published a global report today on women in politics and government in Nigeria. Drawing on data between 199 and 2015, this...

The Successes and Failures of Economic Reform in Africa

Zainab Usman shares with us her new paper on political settlements in Nigeria. Zainab is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari and Boko Haram: A return to brutality?

Andrew Walker argues that Buhari's military past was characterised by a brutality that is likely to re-emerge as he seeks to tackle Boko Haram. Andrew...

WATCH: The Political Thought of the Philosopher Kings – with follow...

Check out the latest IDAP event on the political thought of Senghor, Nyerere, Nkrumah, Keïta, Houphouët-Boigny, Kenyatta, Kaunda, Azikiwe, Cabral ... and...
Credit: The MV Liemba trading with locals on its way to Kigoma, Tanzania/Maximillian Köster

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Catalyst for Development?

In July 2019 Nigeria finally signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, after it had pulled out days before the signing was due. Now...

Producing certificates of origin and negotiating the state in Nigeria

Laurent Fourchard tells us about his research into certificates of origin in Nigeria, and explains why talk of 'corruption' does not get us far...

African Peace – Regional Norms from the OAU to the AU

The global order is constantly evolving, and more recent debates about the nature of this change have highlighted the ascendency of emerging...

How Social Media is Changing Politics in Africa

In our popular Book Club feature, Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony reflect on the key lessons of their important new volume on Social Media...

The Heat from the Ural: The impact on West Africa of...

On the 24 February, Russia began bombing campaigns in Leviv and Kiev as part of its invasion of Ukraine. NATO and the...