Insecurity in the Niger Delta: A Report on Emerging Threats in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers States is a European Union- funded in-depth study of the issue of insecurity in the Niger Delta, the oil producing region of Nigeria. Security in the region is usually assessed from the context of the absence of threats to the oil
In recent years, more testing and treatment have changed HIV epidemics in Africa, allowing most HIV-positive people to lead near normal lives. At the same time, with more HIV testing, hundreds of thousands of people are finding unexplained HIV infections in themselves, family members, and friends. Unexplained infections come from bloodborne risks – skin-pierci
The Precipice as a Comfort Zone is a collection of essays from the author’s newspaper column and others published on various media platforms between 2017 and 2020. Though most of the essays are on the challenges in Nigeria’s nation-building processes, there are also some that focus on the issues of democracy, international relations and the country’s
Bridging the race and Gender gaps examines the gradual increase of women and minorities among MacArthur Fellows from 1981 to 2018. The book shows that while men continue to be in the majority, women have been closing the gap, especially in the past decade. It also shows that while White Fellows (including those with ancestry from Western or Central A
The subject of the politics of knowledge production is as old as knowledge itself and remains hotly contested, especially among scholars. Among others, Mokoko Sebola, Tawanda Nyawasha and Molefi Asante have recently made controversial contributions on this subject in relation to Africa in general and South Africa in particular. In this book the author draws
Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria is an exploration of Disability and Human Rights Law in Nigeria highlighting the plight of persons with disabilities in Nigeria. With an objective and straight forward approach Dr Doma assesses the treatment of persons with disabilities in the country from social, legal and political perspectives and raises questio
Peace, Democracy & Development in Africa interrogates selected themes using specific cases. While Africa is taunted as a rising hopeful continent, the book shows that the trajectory it is taking continues to go through pangs and setbacks. Using case studies drawn from themes around the limitations of liberal peace, the undermining of social contract in cou
Somali Foreign Policy, 1960 –1990: An Analysis of Thirty Years of Diplomatic History uses theories of state behaviour to interrogate Somali foreign policy during the years between independence in 1960 and state collapse in 1991 and connects this to the dynamics of the civil war and the conflicts that followed the state collapse.
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The Borgu region currently straddles two West African countries, Nigeria and Republic of Benin. Not much has been written about this ancient and historically strategic polity. The little that has been written about it is mostly tentative, fragmentary, and little more than footnotes to the histories of its neighbors.
Hussaini Abdu’s Partitioned Borgu arg
Good governance of public resources has a far reaching impact on development outcomes. Over time it has become clear that capitalism has excluded a larger part of society, leading to worsening development indicators. Cognisant of the limited participation of rural communities in development, Uganda introduced a decentralisation policy in 1992 in a bid to involve more&