Tag Archive: Nigeria

Africa Without Numbers: Mission Impossible

The story of Africa is mainly told through numbers we do not own. These numbers represent each child born, each teenager entering the workforce, each adult marrying and starting a family, and each death from a disease that has been…
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Lessons from Africa’s History of Jihad

Read Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos’ policy paper, “Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenging the Narratives of the War on Terror.” By Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos For many in a Western audience, the prominence of groups such as Boko Haram and al-Shabab represent…
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To Tackle Polio, Nigeria Must Tackle Boko Haram

The detection of two new polio cases in Nigeria has been a major disappointment for the global health community, derailing hopes that Africa’s most populous country could be officially certified “polio-free” in 2017. As an infectious disease specialist from Nigeria,…
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Environmental Management: A Malaria Control Strategy for Nigeria

Nigeria accounted for more than 20 percent of the world’s 438,000 malaria deaths last year, according the World Health Organization’s 2015 World Malaria Report. And while the Nigerian government has demonstrated a renewed commitment to reducing the incidence of malaria,…
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