Bad Cops – Why African Police Forces Are The Extremists’ Best ‘Friend’

“In African culture the police are there to intimidate, to coerce.” In Nigeria many stations have an informal torture officer.

Africa Has Seen Big Democratic Progress, But Level Of Civil Liberties Has Fallen Every Year For A Decade Now

In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time, but…

In Other Places, Proceeds Of Corruption Are Ploughed Back Into The Economy – Not So In Africa

In the cases of Malawi and Nigeria, the fight against corruption has clearly been favoured by changes in government.

Nigeria To Add 212 Million City Dwellers By 2050 – Equivalent To Present Population Of Germany, France And UK

In Benin’s capital Cotonou, Togo’s Lomé and Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou the informal sector accounts for over 80% of non-agricultural employment.

Self-Help Vigilantes Reshaping Security Against Boko Haram…But The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

Boko Haram militants have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2 million others in north east Nigeria since 2009.