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On the outskirts of Accra there are huge electronic waste disposal sites, known locally as Sodoma and Gomorra. Photo by Maniglia Romano/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Toxic waste dumping in the Gulf of Guinea amounts to environmental racism

Despite knowing how harmful it can be, companies and businesses (primarily those in Europe and the US) target countries in the Gulf of Guinea as a dump for their toxic waste.
Nigerian pop star D'banj performing on stage in London. Robin Little/Redferns/Getty

The perils of mixing music and politics in Nigeria

When pop star D'banj signed up to help get Goodluck Jonathan elected president, fans turned on him. But a hit song turned things around.
A group of protesters demanding better governance in Nigeria just as the country marked its 60th Independence Day anniversary on October 1, 2020. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nigeria is not a failed state, but it has not delivered democracy for its people

Although it's failed to deliver democracy to citizens, Nigeria is not the collapsed and disintegrated entity which a 2005 US National Intelligence Council analysis predicted it would become by 2020.
In spite of its resources, poverty is rampant in Nigeria. Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Fear dominates the lives of Nigerians: the consequences are dire

Given its natural resources and people, Nigeria should be a prosperous nation, but after 60 years of self governance, the country now ranks as the world poverty capital.
A tightly packed and busy urban slum in Ajegunle, Lagos, Nigeria. shutterstock

Why African cities should have engaged non-state actors in the fight against COVID-19

Urban governance must include community groups, non-state and informal actors in the battle against COVID-19 in Africa.

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