Idriss Deby Itno offered Chadians great hope, but ended up leaving a terrible legacy

Nairobi, April 24 -- The death of Chadian president Idriss Deby Itno from injuries sustained on the battlefield just days before he was to start his sixth term in office has been met with shock and in... Read More

Somalia's toxic political and security order: the death knell of democracy

Nairobi, April 24 -- By the mid-1990s, it was clear to the world that Somalia had become Africa's first failed post-colonial state. But this vast country of just 10 million people had had a glorious h... Read More

Best hope for fairly distributing COVID-19 vaccines globally at risk

Nigeria, April 19 -- COVAX, the global initiative to coordinate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in an equitable way, is crucial for bringing the pandemic under control. But COVAX's aim of deliv... Read More

Pandemic underscores flaws in Nigeria's farming and food supply chains

Nigeria, April 16 -- Ademola Adenle, Colorado State University During the lockdown in Lagos, Nigeria, I joined a humanitarian team to distribute food to poor people in the urban slums. The project wa... Read More

How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry

Nigeria, April 12 -- The construction industry is widely considered to be one of the world's largest industrial employers of labour, and is linked to all other sectors of countries' economies. It pres... Read More

At what age are people usually happiest? New-research offers surprising clues

Nigeria, April 12 -- If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what would it be? Would you choose to be nine years old, absolved of life's most tedious responsibilities, and instead able to ... Read More

Why Kenyans and South Africans share Covid-19 hoaxes

Nairobi, April 8 -- The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for... Read More

How new COVID variants have changed response to pandemic

Nigeria, April 8 -- At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In an id... Read More

How Nigeria picks vice-chancellors is deeply flawed. But it can be fixed

Nairobi, April 5 -- Some universities in Nigeria are in crisis over the selection of vice-chancellors. From Ibadan to Lagos, Oye Ekiti and Dutse, things have not been running smoothly. While others li... Read More

Botched coup in Niger points to deep fissures in the country

Nairobi, April 2 -- Events in Niger took a dramatic turn days before the country was about to make history by conducting the first transfer of power from one democratically elected government to anoth... Read More