Regions / Nigeria
Africa's most populous nation has a unique history of fighting against injustice.
Nigeria is facing a perfect storm of crises including a national strike, widespread protests, and sectarian violence in the north.
Two weeks before Nigeria's election, Ike Okonta takes aim at progressive politics in Nigeria - or the lack thereof.
A Pfizer settlement in a Nigerian lawsuit turns ugly.
The Nigerian government needs to show commitment to the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa by passing relevant laws and allocating funds to women's rights.
In the wake of the environmental disaster caused by the 20 April explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the oil multinational was immediately pressured into providing adequate compensation by the US government. This is an experience palpably not shared by Nigerian people in the face of another multinational, Shell, in the country's Niger Delta.
Recent U.S. meetings with Nigerian dictators do little to improve transparency in a country rife with corruption.
The Nigerian military's joint task force is fighting its own people over access to oil-rich land. The international community needs to push for greater humanitarian access and peaceful resistance efforts in the Niger Delta region.
Oil companies and the Nigerian military are attempting to maintain control of what will soon be one-quarter of U.S. oil imports.
Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.