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Is a Third World War Coming?

Nigeria, April 18 -- This was the question a friend of mine in his late 20s asked me when we woke up on April 14to the news that Iran had launched over 300 drones and missiles towards Israel. Apart f... Read More


Faye and France: The tyre meets the road, By Azu Ishiekwene

Nigeria, April 11 -- The words of President Bassirou Diomaye Faye were honey to taste. Following the bitter ending of the 12-year rule of Macky Sall, highlighted by the widespread belief that France i... Read More


Faye and France: The Tyre Meets the Road

Nigeria, April 11 -- The words of President Bassirou Diomaye Faye were honey to taste. Following the bitter ending of the 12-year rule of Macky Sall, highlighted by the widespread belief that France i... Read More


Jonathan and Sam: Two books, one message, By Azu Ishiekwene

Nigeria, April 4 -- Before The Human Flow was published, Jonathan Power, one of Europe's most accomplished foreign affairs columnists and journalists, had talked with excitement about the book. It was... Read More


Jonathan and Sam: Two Books, One Message

Nigeria, April 4 -- Before The Human Flowwas published, Jonathan, one of Europe's most accomplished foreign affairs columnists and journalists, had talked with excitement about the book. It was his fi... Read More


The Okuama dead: Story behind the grief, By Azu Ishiekwene

Nigeria, March 28 -- When Lt. Colonel Abdullahi Hassan Ali, 49, assumed duties as commanding officer of the 181 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army, all his mother, Hassana, could do was pray. ... Read More


Photoshopping princess and the perils of manipulation, By Azu Ishiekwene

Nigeria, March 21 -- The press has been unkind to Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales. I find it hard to understand why, of all the problems at this time, from the cost-of-living crisis to the war i... Read More


Photoshopping Princess and The Perils of Manipulation

Nigeria, March 21 -- The press has been unkind to Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales. I find it hard to understand why, of all the problems at this time, from the cost-of-living crisis to the war i... Read More


The famished road to Kuriga, By Azu Ishiekwene

Nigeria, March 15 -- The journey to Kuriga in southern Kaduna, North-west Nigeria, did not start with the kidnap of 287 students last week. In the early 1990s a neighbouring town, Zango Kataf, was the... Read More


The Famished Road to Kuriga

Nigeria, March 14 -- The journey to Kuriga in southern Kaduna, North-west Nigeria, did not start with the kidnap of 287 students last week. In the early 1990s a neighbouring town, ZangoKataf, was the ... Read More