'Savages armed with ideas: more difficult to deal with' - Churchill's Empire

BOOK Except BY THE AUTHOR OF 'CHURCHILL's EMPIRE'.  Richard Toye. Prologue. On 10 December 1954 a…


Polygamy as further subjugation of African women, and the toll on national economies

*photo credit: West Africa Brief. John O. Ifediora. In its definitional and operational sense,…


To what extent does economic dependence inform the anachronistic practice of female genital circumcision in Africa?

  John O. Ifediora. Abstract. Female genital circumcision is a procedure that…


The role of religion in African development

Religion in Africa. The last 60 years have witnessed the accession to sovereign status of dozens of…


Globalization and International Civil Society: Are Human Rights still the Exclusive Preserve of States?

John Ifediora. Introduction The defeat of Germany in the Second World War, and the subsequent birth…


The Ills of Absolute Corruption: Equatorial Guinea Deserves Better

Fleet of luxury cars including Ferraris and Lamborghinis worth more than $20m are sold at auction…


Why Norway is not panicking about the oil price collapse

Paul Buvarp. Norway’s petroleum sector is its most important industry. The petroleum sector…


Nigerian Youths Have Spoken, Is The Government Listening? It Should.

Commentary by International Crises Group on Nigeria's #ENDSARS protest* Unprecedented protests…


Solving the energy poverty problem in sub-Saharan Africa

John O. Ifediora. Sub-Saharan Africa has the dubious distinction of having the lowest electricity…


Libya: A stain on Africa as it revives the sale of black Africans

European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of…