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Fuel scarcity in Nigeria causes untold hardship to people and negatively impacts the economy. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigeria’s fuel crisis: smaller, more flexible refineries aren’t the full answer

As a short term measure, modular refineries may help Nigeria with its fuel crisis. It is however not likely to be a long term solution.
Ivorian sailors participate in an anti-piracy hostage rescue scenario with the Ghanaian Navy during Exercise Obangame Express. Wikimedia Commons

Fighting piracy in the Gulf of Guinea needs a radical rethink

Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
Women carry goods across a makeshift bridge in the Ilaje slum in Lagos. Widening inequality is fuelling tensions across Nigeria. Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly

Economic inequality lies behind growing calls for secession in Nigeria

Protests are raising tensions in Africa’s most populous country, with agitators and federal troops clashing on the streets. But is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?

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