Nigeria


Tongo Tongo Ambush

On Tuesday, May 14th, Niger soldiers running a routine military patrol were ambushed, with search operations beginning directly afterwards for missing soldiers who were involved. The initial attack involved 52 soldiers who were in the patrol, and when they came across a group of heavily armed soldiers, were forced into […]


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 […]