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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…..

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Africa is a Radio: Season 2, Episode 3

Xenophobia, Migration, and today’s Elections in the UK are the topics of discussion this week on Africa is a Radio. Special guest Musa Okwonga joins hosts Sean Jacobs and Elliot…..

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Binyavanga on how Nollywood can save African Literature

Nollywood may be, for Wole Soyinka, an “unprepossessing monstrosity” or a sordid “thrill of the grotesque,” but for Binyavanga Wainaina it represents a powerful revolutionary impulse much needed in contemporary…..

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How to Govern Nigeria

“Too much of a sense of identity makes a man think he can do no wrong; too little does the same.” –Djuna Barnes (quoted in James Baldwin, “Princes and Powers,”…..

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Jonathan Runs Out of Goodluck

In the end, nothing could save President Goodluck Jonathan. Neither the belated effort, using foreign troops and mercenaries, to roll back Boko Haram’s military gains. Nor the last minute ‘cash…..

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Liner Notes, No.7: Nigeria meets Brazil in the U.K.

Nigeria and Brazil have a long and intimate historical connection. Nigerian culture has provided a central reference point in the formation of many Afro-Brazilian cultural groups and religious beliefs. And Brazil has also…..