Council on Foreign Relations

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 24th, 2013
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This is a guest post by Dominic Bocci, assistant director at the Council on Foreign Relations’ David Rockefeller Studies Program. The passage of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill on May 31, 2013, by the Nigerian House of Representatives places President Goodluck Jonathan in a tricky position. No...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 11th, 2013
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International security experts are watching Nigeria’s radical Islamist movement Boko Haram with concern. The militant group has destabilized northern Nigeria and attracted the attention of other jihadist groups, including al-Qaeda affiliates gaining strength in neighboring northern Mali. Boko Haram i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 16th, 2012
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By Carol J. Williams Obo: Despite brutality committed over 25 years, Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony continues to elude betrayal even by his victims. He is hunted by thousands of African Union troops guided by US special forces, yet few familiar with Kony’s history of murder, mutilation, ki...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Jan 31st, 2012
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The EU oil embargo recently slapped on Iran and the threats voiced by the US and other Western countries to come up with further sanctions against the country led watchers to conclude that an armed conflict between Iran and the West finally became imminent. Leonid SAVIN The first potential scenario i...
By benim
In News
May 18th, 2011
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LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigeria says it has denied a visa to a former U.S. ambassador who has raised concerns over the stability of Africa’s most populous nation. A spokesman for the Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told The Associated Press Wednesday that the West African’s nation mi...
By benim
In IndepthAfrica
Apr 26th, 2011
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BEIJING – China slammed suggestions that its burgeoning foreign aid to Africa is driven by its interest in the impoverished continent’s rich natural resources, saying Tuesday that it helps poorer countries out of solidarity. China has made significant sacrifices in trying to help African countr...
By benim
In Analysis
Mar 22nd, 2011
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Since society is attributively organic and inorganic in its nature, therefore, one can seek the understanding of what a society is, from the prism of people relative a society. Predicated on this premise, this article sets out to contend that Jonathan and Dame Patience Goodluck-Jonathan personify the...
By benim
In Daylight Africa
Mar 18th, 2011
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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council voted Thursday to authorize military action, including airstrikes against Libyan tanks and heavy artillery and a no-fly zone, a risky foreign intervention aimed at averting a bloody rout of rebels by forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. After d...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 3rd, 2011
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LAGOS, Nigeria — Multiple explosions rocked a central Nigerian city, another bomb killed at least four at an army barracks in the capital and a radical Muslim sect burned churches in the northeast. The new violence over the past two weeks highlights the tensions between Nigeria’s two majo...