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Nigeria’s Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, leader of the Northern region, Ahmadu Bello and the Governor General, Nnamdi Azikiwe, at the celebration of Nigeria’s independence, on October 1, 1960. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Nigeria at 61: A giant with challenging crises amid opportunities

Nigeria’s albatross is its political leadership and its limited capability to provide effective and modern governance.
A man removes water from a fishing boat in Idenau, Cameroon. Illegal activity by foreign fishing companies has depleted fishing stocks. Ann Johansson/Corbis via Getty Images)

How illegal fishing off Cameroon’s coast worsens maritime security

Efforts to combat illegal fishing and fisheries crime must recognise the relationship between the sector and maritime security.
Mauritanian soldiers stand guard near the border with Mali in the fight against jihadists in Africa’s Sahel region. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

Mapping the contours of Jihadist groups in the Sahel

Jihadi groups take advantage of endemic poverty, inequality, high unemployment levels, illiteracy, ethnic divisions, and poor governance to spread their campaign of violence in the Sahel region.
State-owned enterprises, such as Transnet, which runs South Africa’s ports, loom large over the economy. Getty Images

Corruption in state-owned companies hurts low skilled workers the most: we show how

Corruption and fraud make a few rich households richer. But the already poor and low-skilled lose their jobs and become poorer.
Residents hang from a bus and hold a South Sudanese flag in the disputed Abyei region of Sudan. ALI NGETHI/AFP via Getty Images

What Sudan and South Sudan stand to gain by reopening their border

Prior to the secession of South Sudan, the rural livelihoods of people living in the 11 states were dependent on free trade and movement across the boundaries.

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