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Re-appointment of Emiefele excites Nigerians in Europe as group lauds Buhari

The Re-appointment of Godwin Emefiele has continued to draw positive reactions in and out of the country, just as the Association of Nigerians in Europe have hailed the President’s decision as the final victory over ethnic and religious bigotry. This commendation is coming barely one week after a United Kingdom-based group,

Is Russia preparing a gas nuclear option?

Paul Gregory   Vladimir Putin is noted for taking surprise action, which confronts his victims with a fait accompli. They must then either accept the new unfavorable status quo or react in a way that they would consider too risky. Putin has employed this playbook in Georgia, Crimea, East Ukraine, Syria, on Ukrainian

Global Events: Conflicts, security, peace, governance

1. The Armed Conflict Survey 2019 Launch Chaired ByKori Schake SpeakerDr Francesca Grandi SpeakerVirginia Comolli The Armed Conflict Survey is the comprehensive reference on active conflicts worldwide, providing evidence-based analysis of key political, military and humanitarian developments and their impact. This year’s edition includes 33 conflict reports across six regions in 2018 and four

The most common destination for African migrants is neither Europe nor North America

Yomi Kazeem There is even more evidence that African immigrants are more likely to move elsewhere within the continent than outside it. While migration to Europe through life-threatening trips across the Sahara desert and Mediterranean Sea as well to North America through immigration programs and asylum requests have dominated headlines, there are more Africans likely to

Voyage of Life or Death

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them.This edition examines the risks posed by such migration and makes recommendations on how the challenges can be addressed. The phenomenon of irregular migration has become a major global security

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: Time to De-Colonize Human Rights!

Ajamu Baraka The post-WW II promise of human rights was a compact meant for white people only, but a People-Centered Human Rights framework seeks global liberation and transformation. “If human rights are to have any incredibility, any “universal” applicability, any value, they must be seized from the barbaric grip of European and de-colonized.” “…recognition

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