Nigeria


Nigeria’s Herder-Farmer Crisis Has Surpassed Boko Haram in Casualties This Year

According to a report from the International Crisis Group (ICG), Nigeria is experiencing its “greatest security challenge” provoked through increased violence between herders and farmers over scarce resources in the fertile region named the Middle Belt. Since January this year, more than 1300 people have been killed and a further […]


Barriers To Reintegration And Rehabilitation Of Conflict Affected Children In Nigeria

As the struggle against Boko Haram continues in Nigeria and neighbouring Lake Chad basin countries; Cameroon, Niger and Chad, discussions surrounding how best to approach post-conflict reintegration is becoming increasingly important. While this protracted 9-year conflict has deeply impacted the lives of millions, it is paramount that adequate attention is […]


Nigerian Police Brutality Continues Despite Human Rights Aspirations

In mid-July, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari gave a speech to the International Criminal Court outlining the importance of human rights and accountability for those who breach them. Meanwhile, as reported by the Premium Times in Nigeria, members of The Network for Police Reform were preparing to lodge a complaint with […]


Iran Environmental Crisis: Four Killed In Violent Protests After 230 Poisoned 1

Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday, July 7, protesting severe water shortages in the Bushehr province of Iran. Protesters were furious about “inefficiency” and “incompetence” and called on authorities to step in and solve the problem, Iran’s Radio Farda reported. Just one week before, four were killed […]


Nigeria Overtakes India To Reach The Top Of The Global Extreme Poverty Ranking

Nigeria is now the nation with the greatest number of people enduring extreme poverty following data released by the World Poverty Clock collected by the Brookings Institute. In May, the country overtook India, which has had the world’s highest number of people living in extreme poverty for decades, with an […]


Unaccompanied Migrant Children Denied Welfare In Paris

More than 200 unaccompanied migrant children are homeless and sleep on the streets every night in Paris, this is according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on July 4. The report, “Like a Lottery: Arbitrary Treatment of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Paris,” found that children are denied protection, food, shelter and […]


Africa’s Failure At The World Cup: A Reflection Of The Political Systems And Governance Structures?

There has been growing concern about the performance of African teams at major global sporting events especially the FIFA World Football Cup. With the premature exit of all five contending African teams, some Africans have argued that the poor performance of these teams is a clear reflection of the poor […]