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The Complicated Role of Religion in Nigeria’s Democratic Transition

Horrendous killing of college sophomore highlights the country’s ethnoreligious fault line, but interdenominational rivalry in the south is of no less momentous. Ebenezer Obadare All in all, reactions to the murder of Ms. Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level home economics student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, have exposed Nigeria’s deepest political fractures and lingering …

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The Horn of Africa’s Dubious Dialogues

The dialogues in the Horn of Africa inspire little confidence to resolve the region’s crises while U.S. diplomatic efforts seem insufficient in an area of strategic interest. Michelle Gavin It’s a matter of conventional wisdom that the crises gripping the Horn of Africa are fundamentally political, and that viable, sustainable solutions can be found only …

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COVID-19 Is Gender-Blind, But Not Gender-Neutral

MELINDA GATES is Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It began as a mysterious disease, a novel coronavirus soon designated SARS-CoV-2. As countries shut down their economies to slow its spread, it became a global recession as well. Then, in April, the United Nations warned of another dimension to the emergency—a “shadow pandemic” of …

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Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Brittany Brown and Nathalie Bussemaker contributed to this report. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas. Backgrounder by Claire Felter Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state. Some postcolonial …

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Why African Nations Support U.S. Anti-Racism Protesters

By Jendayi E. Frazer, CFR Expert The U.S. protests following the police killing of George Floyd have spurred solidarity among many Africans, who have expressed widespread outrage against police brutality. How are African nations reacting to the anti-racism protests in the United States? The main reaction has been one of solidarity. African leaders in government, civil society, and …

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