#BookClub Nigerian politics & journalism: Embers of empire

Why are calls for the restructuring of Nigeria a recurring subject of debate?  For our popular #BookClub feature, Mercy Ette celebrates the...

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...

Electoral Reform in Nigeria: The Manipulation of the Electoral Bill 2021

The Electoral Bill 2021 is still waiting to be passed by the Nigerian legislature, having missed the two initial deadlines...

The effect of Boko Haram stockpiling weapons on the Lake Chad...

Since Boko Haram's emergence in the early 2000s, the security situation in the Lake Chad Basin region has worsened. Comprising Nigeria, Cameroon,...

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard...

It has become common to argue that most Africans are not that committed to democracy. Commentators often suggest that Africans care more...

#BookClub: Dissidents and Democracy in Africa

Any article proposing possible ways to create durable and equitable democracies in Africa should be humble in its goals. A cursory glance...

Term Limits: A Linchpin to Restoring Democratic Norms in Africa

Lost in the wave of democratic backsliding seen in Africa in recent years has been the dramatic deterioration of term limit norms....

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 Arms Proliferation Fuels Political Instability

There are more than 1 billion small arms in circulation across the world, with 87% of them in the hands of civilians,...

DIA SEMINAR: John Campbell on Nigeria and the Nation-State

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA SEMINAR SERIES EPISODE 2: THURSDAY 25 MARCH 2021 1:00pm Eastern Time/5:00pm UK/6:00pm Nigeria TO REGISTER CLICK HERE