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Stuck in the middle

Stuck in the middle

Nigeria: Fulani militia As Nigeria fights jihadists in the north-east and militants in the oil-producing south, a third conflict is simmering at its centre Traditional leaders in Riyom, a town in...

Reporting ethnicity in African politics

Reporting ethnicity in African politics

Africa: the scourge of ethnicity Understanding ethnicity—inherited or imposed—can go a long way to ensure accurate coverage of conflict in Africa As a journalist I have covered a range of conflicts,...

Africa’s presidents in profile

Africa’s presidents in profile

Most African countries today are ruled by presidents. Some have notorious profiles as tyrants, while others enjoy respect as democrats. This compilation of brief overviews of their careers shows...

Old wine in new bottles

Old wine in new bottles

  Despite its increasingly youthful population, poor succession planning means Africa continues to be governed by aged and ageing tyrants While Africa tries to move forward, it remains largely...

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