Scrolling through the comments made on YouTube on Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s music, one comes across remarks such as: “The greatest unknown musician ... who ever lived”, “Why isn’t Fela’s music more widely known?”, “His music beats everything I’ve ever heard before” and “Why am I so late to this?”
With President Muhammadu Buhari appearing increasingly helpless in containing violence from spiralling out of control in northwestern Nigeria, ... the country's governors realise they are on their own. Their solution is local security forces, but who will pay for it? And might it incite more violence rather than bring about peace?
As the Sahel security calculus is upended by the death of President Déby of Chad, and Boko Haram threaten Abuja, President Buhari is hoping ... for US help to quell the violence - even suggesting the US special command for Africa, AFRICOM, be located 'nearer the theatre [of conflict]'. Meanwhile, China's push to find a new port for its warships on Africa's western coast is ringing alarm bells in Washington, and Russia continues its greater military cooperation efforts on the continent. Is this going to spark a new strategic battle for Africa? Or can Africa nations push back?
Nigeria's former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is close to making a final decision on whether to contest in the presidential election of 2023, ... The Africa Report understands. This comes after several months of political calculations.
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Private sector organisations are unsung heroes in healthcare delivery across Africa, and they should be recognised and celebrated. Whether formal ... or informal organisations, the private sector contributes to improving health across the continent.
This Thursday 6 May, Londoners will head to the polls to elect a mayor. In the ranks of the hopefuls is Nims Obunge, a Nigerian pastor and politician ... who prefers to focus on aspiration over the history of the black experience. His work with gang members and violent offenders has convinced him that without a systemic approach to the root causes of crime, nothing will change.
Nigeria's Vice President Osinbajo blames the elite for not speaking up against what is going wrong in the country, but is this fair, considering ... he is both a part of the elite and a part of the government?
More than a week after the death of President Idris Déby Itno, the rebels who killed the Chadian strongman are not relenting their fight as ... they continue to engage troops in the northern Kanem region, around 330km from Nigeria’s border communities. Experts are concerned about the growing political instability in Chad disrupting the Sahel security apparatus, with Nigeria among the hardest hit. But the Nigerian army tells The Africa Report not to worry, because it will 'fill the gap' left by the death of Déby in the regional security calculus.