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Russia’s Policy in a Dynamic Africa: Searching for a Strategy

... Angola in the case of China; and East African countries in the case of India. It would seem that the Russian leadership is being cautious in this respect and is looking into the possibility of forming two test groups: large African countries (Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa) and a group of unstable Sahel states (the Central African Republic and Sudan). Time will tell whether this approach can help Russia come up with an African strategy [ 13 ]. In the end, diversifying its foreign political and ...


The Gulf of Guinea, the Increase of Maritime Piracy Is a Wake-up Call to Chinese Economics

... of Guinea every year. Most recently, pirate attacks have been on the rise in the region, and the number of hostages and the ransom amounts demanded have kept increasing. In particular, since the start of the year at least 32 attacks off the coast of Nigeria were recorded, which is losing about $1.5bn a month due to piracy, armed robbery at sea, smuggling, and fuel supply fraud. According to the U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations, Michele J. Sison, “[...] the absence of an effective ...


Boko Haram and the future of Nigeria

On February 8, 2015, Nigeria’s electoral commission decided to delay the presidential elections, previously scheduled for February 14, 2015, by six weeks due to security concerns. The commission stated that the army was already too overstretched in fighting Boko Haram ...


Climate Change, How should Nigeria respond?

Times and trends keep changing and as of today, climate change has become a salient issue associated to human security. Lots of policies have been meted out on different sectors in Nigeria with little attention to climate change. In the world today, climate change is taking serious and nations strive to mitigate its effect and see how the changes can be managed. However, the situation of this fight against the effect of climate ...


Nasarawa crisis: Ombatse Militia

INTRODUCTION The Ombatse militia rocking Obi Local Government in Nasarawa State Nigeria is the manifestation of the sins of corruption in the society. Most of the Newspaper and other communication channels in the country propagate the ensued violent conflicts without bringing to fore the demands and the causes of the militia involved ...


Optimum Action on National Security

... in nation states and states nation? What are the problems facilitating lacunae in nations security? And how can these problems be reduced to it barest minimum with the prospect of eradicating security threats if possible. With regards to Africa, with Nigeria as a case study, it is no more news to hear militant terrorist attacks such as Jamā'aAhl al-sunnah li-da'wawa al-jihād, better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram meaning, "Western education is sinful". These militant group, unleash ...


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