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28 May 2017
                       
 
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10 May 2017
 
 
NUM-WS: NUM Women Structure commend Nigerian government’s decisive action in the rescue of 82 abducted school girls
STATEMENT
The NUM National Women Structure (NUM-WS) commend the progress made by the Nigerian government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, regarding the release of 82 school girls who were abducted by the...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
Could Nigeria build 774 health centres with seized US$9.2m? Minister’s math off
AFRICA CHECK
In recent months, eye-popping amounts of cash have been recovered in various parts of Nigeria, following a clutch of new laws aimed at fighting corruption. In one such find in February,...
 
 
Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners
BOKO HARAM
Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok three years ago in exchange for prisoners, the presidency...
 
 
03 May 2017
 
Nigeria's Buhari fails to arrive for start of weekly cabinet meeting
POLITICS
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to arrive for a weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, a Reuters reporter at the start of the session said, his third consecutive absence. Vice...
 
 
02 May 2017
 
Nigerian civil society leaders urge Buhari to take medical leave now
POLITICS
Nigeria's ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, who had nearly two month's medical treatment in Britain earlier this year, should take medical leave immediately, civil society leaders have said in an...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 20, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Ramaphosa says transformation of SA economy nonnegotiable Nigeria's Buhari orders corruption probe over humanitarian funds And, Ndlozi says Zuma is 'beyond repair'
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
Nigeria's Buhari chairs first cabinet meeting since coming back
POLITICS
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari chaired his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday since coming back from medical leave last week. Buhari has had no public appearances outside the presidential...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
Muhammadu Buhari 'to return to Nigeria on Friday'
POLITICS
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country on Friday after extended medical leave in the UK, according to a presidency statement. The 74-year-old, who took power in...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Fighting rising piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘The Gulf of Guinea, which has been Africa’s main maritime piracy hotspot since 2011, could become the world's most piracy-affected area.’ This was a key observation made by American and African...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
Trump and Africa: Making China great again
SAIIA
If the first two months are anything to go by, 2017 will be an unusual year for Africa as two of its largest trading partners – China and America – are undergoing major political and economic...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Barack Obama: an enduring legacy for advocates of democracy in Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
American President Donald Trump’s February 13 calls to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are his first signals of interest in sub-Sahara Africa. Trump reportedly...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
US: Readouts of U.S. President’s Calls with South African President Zuma and Nigerian President Buhari ; Power Africa Coordinator at workshop for Nigerian Power
STATEMENT
Readout of the U.S. President’s Call with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 15, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Boko Haram in 2016: a highly adaptable foe
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last year marked the seventh year since Boko Haram re-merged following a heavy-handed crackdown on the group in July 2009. Since then, the outfit has employed violence in Nigeria and the...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Muhammadu Buhari extends medical leave in UK
POLITICS
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has asked parliament to extend his medical leave, deepening suspicions that his health is far worse than officials are publicly admitting. The 74-year-old, who...
 
 
Kenya’s opposition needs more than a coalition to win the polls
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If the last couple of years have taught us anything about democracy in Africa, it is that coalitions are the key to electoral success for opposition parties. Look at Nigeria, where opposition...
 
 
 
                       
 
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