Should Nigeria have released Boko Haram suspects?

Posted on Mon 24 February 2020 in Nigeria • Tagged with Buhari, Boko Haram, terrorism, Abuja, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, President Muhammadu Buhari

Military commanders inspect arms and ammunitions recovered from Boko Haram jihadists. Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images

Jideofor Adibe, Nasarawa State University, Keffi

The Nigerian government recently announced that it had released about 1,400 Boko Haram suspects. The reason given was they had repented and were to be re-integrated …


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Why Rwanda’s development model wouldn’t work elsewhere in Africa

Posted on Tue 09 January 2018 in Africa • Tagged with Rwanda, development, Kenya, economic growth, Paul Kagame, Chad, Angola, Zimbabwe, African Politics

Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham

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Paul Kagame has exercised firm personal control over Rwanda’s politics since becoming president in 2000. EPA/Phillip Guelland

Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. Out of the ashes of a horrific …


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