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June 13, 2015

Buhari Must Hold Corrupt Military Officials Accountable

Buhari Must Hold Corrupt Military Officials AccountableOn June 3 the London-based Amnesty International released a scathing report accusing the Nigerian military of war crimes, based on hundreds of interviews, satellite images and leaked military documents. The revelations came only days after Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu

June 11, 2015

Responses Fall Short as Violence Displaces More Nigerians

Earlier this week, reports surfaced of the terrible conditions facing Nigerian refugees in Cameroon’s Minawao refugee camp. The refugees reported arming themselves with “bows and arrows and makeshift rifles” and fleeing their homes to avoid being slaughtered by the extremist group Boko Haram. They crossed into Cameroon only to face hunger and thirst.

June 10, 2015

The Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement in Africa is Bound to Disappoint

On June 10th, the coalition of three regional economic communities (RECs), representing 26 African countries, 58% of the continent’s GDP, and a population of more than 600 million come together under the Tripartite Free Trade Area. Once signed into existence, the TFTP will represent more people than NAFTA or the European Union.