3 minutes read May 15, 2015 Vice News and the war against Boko Haram If you love violence and video games, watch the recent Vice News report, “The War against Boko Haram” posted on Youtube right before Nigeria’s recent elections. It features reporter Kaj….. Read More 1 minute read April 6, 2015 Moment of Clarity, April 6, 2015: Nigerian (?) Soldiers Dance Skelewu “Soldiers in Maiduguri, the embattled capital of Borno state, which has been under constant siege by Boko Haram, celebrate Nigeria’s election to music by Nigerian recording artist Davido” (via CCTV….. Read More 4 minutes read February 10, 2015 Nigerians to choose between General Buhari’s populist promises and President Jonathan’s lame duck status quo Nigeria’s elections, originally scheduled for Valentine’s Day, have now been postponed, for six weeks. One thing is certain though: the two leading candidates are neck and neck according to an….. Read More 5 minutes read May 26, 2014 The complicated politics of conversion in Northern Nigeria In Boko Haram’s video released earlier this month, a member of the group (presumed to be Abubakar Shekau, the group’s leader and spokesperson) claimed that the kidnapped girls in northeastern….. Read More 1 minute read May 11, 2014 The Naija Podcast, Episode 3: Featuring photographer Glenna Gordon Glenna Gordon is a freelance photographer based in Brooklyn. She takes evocative pictures of everyday life in Nigeria, showing a special interest in Northern Nigeria. In this interview, Glenna opens….. Read More 1 minute read May 8, 2014 The Naija Podcast, Episode 2: Featuring Dr Jibrin Ibrahim On Friday 2nd, Elnathan John and I met with Dr Jibrin Ibrahim for the second episode of our Naija Podcast series (here’s the first episode). In 45 minutes, we discussed….. Read More 3 minutes read May 1, 2014 “Our hearts are bleeding. We are mothers.” Last week, Guardian lead writer Anne Perkins wondered about the discrepancy between media coverage of the South Korean ferry tragedy and the abduction of 200 girls from a girls’ school….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.