In Letters & Interviews
Apr 18th, 2013
By Samuel Burke & Claire Calzonetti [CNN] Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, is full of promise. But fulfilling that promise is often a struggle. Plagued by corruption and mismanagement, the resource-rich country has a poverty rate of over 50%. Maternal mortality is shockingly high and...
Feb 5th, 2013
By Luck Gold & Samuel Burke, CNN While American waited 35 minutes for the Super Bowl’s lights to come on, Nigerians just chuckled. They know all too well the problem of power outages: Nigeria has been plagued by rolling blackouts that last hours, sometimes even days. So as the television audience...
Jan 28th, 2013
By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. For those who don’t know, “boo-boo” is an informal American English term for “an embarrassing mistake.” Every Nigerian knows that good grammar isn’t President Goodluck Jonathan’s strong suit. I was probably the first to publicly call attention to this fact in my April 16, ...
Jan 23rd, 2013
In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan agreed that Boko Haram could pose an existential threat to his country. “If Boko Haram is not contained, it would be a threat not only to Nigeria, but to West Africa, Central Africa and of course to Nort...