The Promise and Peril of Nigeria’s 2023 Elections

Posted on Tue 27 December 2022 in Nigeria • Tagged with Buhari, INEC, Elections, PVC, PDP, APC, Obi, Atiku, Tinubu

Buhari's Military Past

Michelle Gavin, The Council on Foreign Relations

Nigeria’s 2023 general election is just weeks away. With incumbent President Mohammadu Buhari term-limited, the country will be choosing a new leader. That new president will immediately confront an exhausting array of challenges, from multiple, complex security crises to a disastrously mismanaged …

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As the 8 billionth person is born, here’s how Africa will shape the future of the planet’s population

Posted on Tue 15 November 2022 in Africa • Tagged with Population, Poverty, Egypt, Nigeria, Ethiopia, UN, Birth rate, Population growth, Polygamy, Tanzania, Contraceptives, fertility rate, DRC

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Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi, Obafemi Awolowo University; Esther William Dungumaro, University of Dar es Salaam, and Jacques Emina, University of Kinshasa

In mid-November 2022 the eight billionth person will be born, according to the United Nations. In its analysis of this milestone, the UN makes two key observations. The …

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