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Shrinking spaces: What elections in Benin and Chad could mean for the region

There are still 13 presidential and legislative elections to be held in Africa this year. Of particular interest at the moment are the presidential elections in Benin and Chad, partly because of their implications for Nigeria and the West Africa region. For Chad, the results of its presidential election would have an influence on the fight against radical Islamic insurgency in the Sahel, and for Benin, trade with Nigeria. Elections in Africa have often been marred by violence, malpractice and fraud. However, the story seems to be changing. Since February 2020 to the time of this report, there have been 18 national elections (presidential and legislative) across Africa and there will be another 11 before the end of 2021. Election observers generally lauded the conduct of some elections on the continent; however, some others were met with violence. In Guinea, the aftermath of the controversial presidential election was greeted with violent clashes, resulting in the death of at least 30 people. The Ghananian presidential election also witnessed some level of violence. The Ghana Police Service noted about 60 incidents and a few casualties. Uganda was not left out of the mix. During the build-up to its presidential election, the country ...
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Shrinking spaces: What elections in Benin and Chad could mean for the region

There are still 13 presidential and legislative elections to be ...
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Chart of the week: Dwindling FAAC

Every month Nigeria's states share a pot of money with ...
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Video: Attacks on traditional rulers in Nigeria

In the decade since November 2011, 53 traditional rulers have ...
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The US and the world

The last four years has done a lot to shatter ...
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What does the split in IPOB mean?

At a press conference on Saturday, 13 March 2021, a ...
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Chart of the week: Target monarchs

In the decade since November 2011, 53 traditional rulers have ...
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Video: What the price of Gala tells us about food inflation

Over the last few years, regular buyers of beef snacks ...
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Small arms, mass atrocities and migration in Nigeria

The proliferation of small arms and light weapons has driven ...
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Sitrep: What is happening in Niger State?

In the wee hours of yesterday, terrorists abducted more than ...
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Sheikh Gumi’s peace moves

Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has gone into the forests ...
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Chart of the week: A new source of tension

Last year, the People's Gazette newspaper reported lopsided recruitment into ...
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COVID in Nigeria – The second wave

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 1,145 new ...
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Video: A brief history of mass atrocities in Nigeria

Nigeria has a history of mass atrocities for which no ...
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Nigerians just want to eat

Despite the dependence on crude oil for economic sustainability, agriculture ...
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Chart of the week: Nigeria’s debt sustainability

Nigeria's debt service to revenue ratio, a key measure of ...
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The Year Ahead – Light at the end of the tunnel

The year 2020 has been very eventful. It began with ...
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Chart of the week: Boko Haram fatalities in 2020

Between the start of January and the end of November ...
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