The Fiscal Times, October 21, 2011: Libyan Mission Over, but U.S. Deeper Into Africa The death of Moammar Qaddafi marks the end of an eight-month NATO military campaign that supported the rebels who brought down the Libyan dictator. While the future of Libya is uncertain and NATO’s mission there comes to a close today, it […]


Christian Science Monitor, October 12, 2011: Revulsion Over Nigerian Rape Video Shows Power of Social Media On Sept. 17, a popular Nigerian blogger named Linda Ikeji wrote that she was in possession of an hour-long tape of five students from Abia State University gang-raping a young woman. Ms. Ikeji is a widely followed and popular […]


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 16, 2001: In Nigeria, My ‘Fixers’ Keep Me Alive Located in Western Africa along the Atlantic coast, Nigeria produces around 2.2 million barrels of oil per day. It is the eighth-largest oil exporter in the world, and the fifth-largest supplier of oil to the United States. This oil comes from an area […]


Christian Science Monitor, October 30, 2011: In the Niger Delta, One Rebel Leader Faces a Choice Blessing Dumo, a 30-year-old commander in the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, belies the stereotype of a Niger Delta militant.


Christian Science Monitor, October 31, 2011: MEND Rebels to Restart War in the Niger Delta Earlier this month, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was forced to move a large outdoor celebration marking the 51st anniversary of Nigeria’s independence from British colonial rule from Eagle Square, a large public space in the capital city of Abuja, to […]


Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 7, 2011: Is Boko Haram in it for the cash? As violence rampages across northern Nigeria and the capital city of Abuja faces renewed terror threats, questions are being raised about the true motivation of Boko Haram, the Muslim group responsible for the hostilities.

abuja, Dec. 28, 2011, The Rise of Boko Haram On Christmas day, a bomb was detonated at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killing at least 35. Two other bombs exploded at Christmas ceremonies across Nigeria, killing five more. Soon after the bombings, a spokesman for Boko Haram, a […]


Miller McCune, March/April 2011: Will Nigeria’s ‘Airport City’ Dreams Take Flight? Developers and politicians hope a new airport-cum-city near that African nation’s capital will bring some stability – and respect – to the troubled region.


Humanosphere, March 14, 2011: One Story of Abuse in Africa Goes Viral; Another is Ignored The Kony2012 video, the controversial and not entirely accurate account of atrocities committed by Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, is now the most watched viral video in history.


US News and World Report, September 8, 2011: What the Debt Ceiling Deal Means for Consumers Think the summer’s debt ceiling showdown was tough to watch? That was simply posturing and politicking over theoretical outcomes. It may have made the average American’s head hurt, but the average consumer’s wallet was uninjured. Well, those hazy, crazy […]