Lack of transparency biggest security problem

Conflict.“When the government says there is a national security threat, the discussion is over”, says researcher Akinbode Fasakin, arguing that the Nigerian government uses Boko Haram and other security threats to reinforce its power over people.

Quotas not enough to create gender equality

Feminist peace research. Gender quotas serve a purpose, but they are not enough to break down stereotypical gender roles. Real gender equality requires political will to achieve a general change of attitude in society, according to Heidi Hudson, guest professor at the Nordic...

Global agreement changes limiting view on migration

NAD2018. Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants have died in the last few years, during attempts to reach Europe on boats over the Mediterranean or via unsafe overland routes. In December, 193 countries are expected to adopt The Global Compact for Safe...

Researcher: Signs of anglophone crisis were there 20 years ago

Cameroon election. As Cameroon prepared for a presidential election on 7 October, violence continued in the English-speaking Southwest and Northwest regions. In a prophetic article in 1999, Professor Francis Nyamnjoh described how the state system of divide and rule...

Citizenship as a learning process

Development. Civic education is key to ensuring a population participates in society. NAI guest researcher Ajali Nguyahambi looks into how development organisations contribute to the notion of citizenship among people in Tanzania.

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