Nigeria recently started commercial operation of a China-assisted railway linking the southwestern cities of Lagos and Ibadan.
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In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
Tanzania’s Mbwana Samatta (right) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match with Kenya in Cairo.
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National sports victories increase nationalism and national pride, but can also influence attitudes towards refugees.
Students wash their hands amid concerns over the Covid-19 coronavirus before taking a college university exam in Banda Aceh.
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In countries such as Indonesia, politicised science can obscure real research. Open science has the potential to help filter out sketchy research and protect the public’s interests.
Research shows that when people feel insecure and anxious they become more concerned with identity values such as nationalism, status and success.
The yellow-and-red striped flag of the defeated American-backed Republic of Vietnam flies at the U.S. Capitol insurrection Jan. 6.
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Onlookers who recognized the flag wondered why the mostly white mob had ‘coopted’ Vietnamese history. But Vietnamese Americans are Trump supporters, too, some driven by a potent fear of socialism.
Australian universities must take tougher actions to punish pro-China students who intimidate others. But the media must also be careful not to deem all China supporters as threats to democracy.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole holds a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sept. 2, 2020.
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Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party will try to undermine union leaders by playing to the economic nationalist fears some have been stoking for years.
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Many political issues in the 2020 US election are domestic. But black resistance to white supremacy has long had global repercussions.
Patriotic fervour, or just a grand night out?
If Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory are out of step with the times, perhaps some sensitively chosen pop songs could fit the bill instead.
President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast.
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President Alassane Ouattara (78) has been blowing hot and cold on whether he’ll be seeking a third term.
Is the U.S. trying to jump the queue to get vaccines first?
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Should the US be able to pre-order vaccines for its citizens when other populations around the globe are at greater risk?
Imagine you could only travel if you can prove COVID-19 immunity. The pandemic is already creating new social divides, and it is important we stay alert to their possible ramifications.
It’s difficult to enforce social distancing in refugee camp settings.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem and solutions must also be found for the most vulnerable populations.
A Milan resident on lockdown displays the Italian flag.
Nationalism in the face of the coronavirus pandemic shouldn’t just be dismissed as extremism.
A British Columbia motorist approaches the U.S. port of entry into Blaine, Wash., at a very quiet Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing on the day Ottawa and Washington announced the Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Canada’s ban on foreign travellers is not consistent with the science of the pandemic or Canada’s own values of inclusion and openness to outsiders.
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Art and visual culture played a significant role in building a unified Afrikaner nationalism that allowed apartheid to thrive. A new book unpacks the issue.
Members of far right group Generation Identitaire march in Paris in November 2019.
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The audio version of a long-read article on how we’re living through the latest battle in a 300-year long ideological war over the meaning of humanity itself.
India’s new citizenship law has sparked massive protests across the country.
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India’s updated citizenship act violates its constitution by allowing discrimination on religious grounds.
Québec Premier François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec party promotes a style of nationalism that is often contradictory.
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The failure of efforts to reform a Québec immigration program presents a unique opportunity to examine the nationalism that is being promoted in the province.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s increasingly repressive government uses colonial-era laws to silence dissent.
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The unstable authoritarian pathway that many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements within African societies.