Nigeria


#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 […]


Child Witch-Branding and the Rise of Pentecostalism Across Nigeria

Witch-hunting may be considered a barbaric historical practice in the West but in Africa, it is a very real and very dangerous phenomenon which is increasing with the rise of Pentecostalism. Thousands of children every day are being branded witches and consequently tortured into confessing non-existent crimes, forced to undergo […]


Nigerian Lawyers To Strike Over Suspension Of Top Judge

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) called a member-wide court strike on Monday, following the executive’s suspension of the country’s top judge, Walter Onnoghen. Merely weeks prior to Nigeria’s general election, the act of suspension has garnered both domestic and international attention, contributing to, and highlighting, the decision’s controversial nature. According to […]