Nigeria


The Role Of Emigration in Nigeria’s Emerging Healthcare Crisis

The increasing migration trend among Nigerian medical professionals has seen alarming consequences for the region’s healthcare sector. Over 60% of registered Nigerian doctors have been found to practice abroad. This has resulted in a reported ratio of one doctor per 5,000 people in the country – a statistic deemed grossly […]


Most African Countries Are Generally Becoming Less Fragile

The Fragile State Index (FSI) 2019 showed that most African countries are generally less fragile, with slight improvements since previous years. The FSI, published by Fund for Peace, ranks countries based on how different pressures they face “impact their levels of fragility.” The FSI takes into account variables such as […]


#ArewaMeToo: Survivors In The Nigerian North Speak Out

In the traditionally socially conservative Muslim-majority Nigerian North, the #MeToo movement has caught hold, with the hashtag #ArewaMeToo cropping up increasingly on social media alongside survivors’ stories of sexual abuse and harassment. The hashtag has exploded over the past few months, with its first usage in early February 2019 by […]


Former Israel Minister Of Energy And Infrastructure Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison 1

On Tuesday, February 26th: Former Israeli Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Gonen Segev was sentenced to 11 years in prison after admitting to spying for Iran in January. According to Al Jazeera, he pled guilty to intentionally sharing information to an enemy nation with the intent to harm Israel. Segev, […]


Just Hours Before Polls Open, Nigeria Announces Surprise Delay Of Elections

Just hours before polls were slated to open, the government of Nigeria decided to delay the proceedings, prompting outrage in the country. Opposition candidates have accused the current President, Muhammadu Buhari, of disenfranchising voters, according to Reuters. Five hours before what was set to be the largest African election in […]


Millions Disappointed Over Last-Minute Delay In Nigerian Elections

Nigeria’s electoral commission decided only hours before polls opened on Saturday to postpone the country’s presidential election by a week. This move has many concerned about the possibility of low voter turnout because Nigeria lacks an absentee ballot system and many citizens cannot afford to return to their polling locations […]