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Measuring Impact of Public Programs
Managing Editor, URB.im
Learn from Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria; Cali, Colombia; and Mexico City on a variety of actors from non-governmental organizations to universities and privates initiatives that have the capacity to play a major role in measuring impact of public programs.
A Tale of Boko Haram, Political Correctness, Feminism and the Left
Author, 'Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left'
As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month.
To Save the Girls, the World Must Help Nigeria
Jacob K. Olupona
Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity Sc...
It's important to understand that Boko Haram did not emerge in a vacuum. It is almost a direct result of the failed state that is corrupt and unable to provide even a basic level of safety and services to the country's citizens.
It's Time for the Real Africa to Stand Up
Director, Head of Africa at the World Economic Forum
Africa is a region brimming with promise. Economies are expanding faster than anywhere outside Asia, trade is flourishing -- even within its own borders, investment interest is unprecedented.
A Lack of Values in Leadership
Cardinal and Roman Catholic Archbishop of Abuja
The question of values in leadership boils down to why people seek leadership positions in the first place.
Why South Africa Is Not Fit to Lead Africa
President Zuma's domestic record have left him open to criticism. Countries such as Angola and Nigeria are finding it hard to refer to South Africa as a regional leader when its own house is in such a state of disrepair.
China and Nigeria: Neo-Colonialism, South-South Solidarity, or Both?
Bilateral relations between China and Nigeria will likely take one of two paths in the long term: either China will remain the overwhelmingly dominant actor or Nigeria will become a regional superpower, evening out the playing field.
Here I Am: In Abuja, calling on African leaders to re-dedicate and re-invest in fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria
Executive Director and Secretary to the Board, TB ACTION Group
Gina Wong's Vision for Hong Kong and The Pineapple Underground Film Festival
Rachel Mason, Artist
As I started to learn more about the PUFF Festival and Gina Wong, I realized that her insistence upon the appearance of an artist from the other side of the globe for the world premier of a low budget indie rock opera art film should not come as a surprise.
Is Nigeria Ready For al Qaeda?
Robert Barrett, PhD
Writer, Consultant, Speaker
Boko Haram, Nigeria's most notorious outlaw extremist group, shows that al Qaeda's message is capable of leaping across stretches of geography, to target and propagate in locales in which both hardship and anti-Western sentiments collide.
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Nigeria: Too Big To Fail
Abuja, Nigeria: Happy to Leave
Communications strategist, Writer, Single Mom
While Nigeria is clearly an undeveloped country, here it attempts to hide behind flashiness.
Zaria Academy: Lessons on Preparing for Fundraising in Nigeria
Designer, founder of The Creative Side Fashon and Design Incub...
Nigerians Ask, "Where Are You, Mr. President?" at Midtown Consulate
Author and Communcations Professional; M.S. in Global Affairs
On Friday, a group of Nigerian expatriates gathered outside of the Nigerian Consulate in Midtown to protest the absence of the country's ill president.
Umaru Yar'Adua Missing From Public: Nigeria's President Has Not Been Seen In Public Since November 2009
Nigeria at a Tipping Point
Secretary Clinton arrives in Nigeria at a crucial moment: another failure of will by the federal government could prove to be catastrophic.
Preserving a 'Poor Man's Sport' in Nigeria's Capital
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