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We’ll write US, EU, Britain over ‘suppression of Press Freedom” by Buhari — HURIWA

Condemns harassment of Raymond Dokpesi, AIT Godsgift Onyedinefu A civil rights organization- Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has decried what it describes as the rising wave of Federal Government’s intolerance of political pluralism, press freedom and freedom of expression. HURIWA in a statement by its National coordinator Emmanuel Onwubiko

What the data say about China and the global economy

•Short-term improvements don’t warrant long-term optimism. Mohamed A. El-Erian The slowing of the Chinese economy, along with growing evidence of European growth under pressure, cast a big cloud of uncertainty over the global economy coming into 2019. Data released last week provided further support for the notion of short-term stabilization in China,

Chibok Girls: Nigeria failed to act on intelligence provided by US, UK, others–Military Sources

Senator Iroegbu The Nigerian military and security agencies failed to act on credible intelligence provided by foreign allies in 2014 following the abduction of 270 girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, North East Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorist. A senior military officer informed Global Sentinel that contrary

Reconsider travelling to Nigeria, US warns citizens

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United States of America's Department of State has warned its citizens against travelling to Nigeria because "violent crime, such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, rape and piracy, is common throughout the country.” The State Department, in a travel advisory recently released on its official website, said

War or peace? Understanding the grey zone

John Raine Much has been made of hybrid or 'grey zone' conflict between states in recent years. However, as John Raine argues, the ever widening list of actions viewed as belligerent only increases the likelihood of escalation. The long and costly clean up after the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and the

US slaps visa ban on ICC prosecutor, Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC, Gambian Fatou Bensouda has been hit by a visa ban by the United States government over her office’s decision to probe alleged war crimes by Americans. She has been investigating U.S. forces and their allies in Afghanistan, a move that United States

A Stronger China won’t lift emerging markets

Shuli Ren Unlike years past, a recovery in the world’s second-biggest economy could divert money from the rest of the asset class. Emerging markets are missing out on the trade of the decade.  Green shoots are everywhere. China’s factory activity is finally stabilizing, and the Federal Reserve may even cut interest ratesthis year. Both should be

UN strengthens peacekeeping despite US scepticism

This Friday, the UN hosts the 2019 Peacekeeping Ministerial Conference, an opportunity for politicians and diplomats to fill gaps in blue helmet missions. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s UN Director Richard Gowan previews the agenda. What is the point of the conference? This is the latest edition of a series of conferences