U.S. security assistance and America’s complicity in the Nigerian government’s human rights violations fuel insurgencies and boost public support for them.
The fossil fuel industry’s global links to political violence and repression couldn’t be clearer. Unfortunately, the U.S. is enabling it.
U.S. policymakers are legally bound to ensure they are not equipping abusive militaries. Congress needs to speak up.
Love thy neighbor, but only if they look like you?
African countries need investments, China needs raw materials, and African activists are fed up with the resulting corruption and environmental damage.
Taking the fight directly to corporations — many of which are more powerful than governments — can be incredibly effective.
Nigeria has 200 million people, a burgeoning COVID-19 crisis, and poor health infrastructure. Congress needs to act.
Ongoing conflicts — including U.S. “counterterrorism” operations — combined with escalating poverty and repression could amplify the pandemic’s social cost.
There will be no peace if underlying grievances aren’t addressed, militaries victimize local populations, and states fail to provide basic services.
With a thriving off-grid solar market and hundreds of millions of people waiting for electricity, the continent offers huge potential for renewables.