Why then have the populations of SSA's poorest and most repressed states failed to rise up against their rulers? One reason is that they undoubtedly see the instability and chaos that can result.
Nigeria suffers the equivalent of an Exxon Valdez oil spill every year, as it has each of the last 50 years of oil exploitation.
(Abuja) – Widespread and systematic murder and persecution by Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group in northern Nigeria, likely amount to crimes...
By the time she arrived in Kenya, between her freshman and sophomore years at Princeton, Eden Full had already done the kind of hands-on work that can make a smart, ambitious student wonder whether getting a college degree is all that necessary.
Only two years after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Shell is asking the same judges to accept that corporations are immune from prosecution for human rights violations because they are not people under the law.
Despite the setbacks of the past five decades, the future trajectory of conservation, habitat protection, and other aspects of environmental health in Nigeria remains uncharted.
Yes, I do understand that we are people of tradition and our culture and beliefs hold us almost stationary, but our evolution in some areas takes a snail's pace, especially when it comes to dealing with disabilities and mental illness in Africa.
Africa needs China's help to develop but I am still a strong believer in Africans doing it themselves. We are a continent of grand bargains. As nations that are about 50 years old, we are still too young to figure it out. In time, we will.
This week, a group of Somalians subjected to torture and other human rights abuses by the Somalian regime received a measure of justice before a U.S. federal district court. This year, will the U.S. Supreme Court allow such cases to continue?
I was once homeless, but I am not hopeless.
One can only begin to imagine the effect this policy has had on the maternal health status of women in rural communities. Approximately one out of five women who intend to limit or space their pregnancies don't have access to family planning services.
It was was a love of country that inspired engineering magnate Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide to, as he tells it, "return Nigeria to its rightful place, as a leading aviation market."
Okiomah's team won the 2011 Yunus Challenge for creating an innovative solution that has the most potential to increase adoption of beneficial agricultural technologies, financial systems, or market access among smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods.
Miss Universe, Leila Luliana da Costa Viera Lopes With her crown firmly on her head and a cause deep in her heart, the reigning Miss Universe, Leil...
A decade ago most people outside Nigeria would have said, "Aliko who?" Not anymore. In 2008 he became the first Nigerian to make it onto Forbes' rich list.
Often called the "culture patriarch" in the Lagos arts circles, Olusola represented an age that has become something of a myth: those heady, thrilling years before and after Nigeria's independence in 1960.