Nigeria

Nigeria: 13-Year-Old Boy Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Blasphemy

Child rights agency UNICEF on Wednesday called for the Nigerian government to “urgently review the case” of a 13-year-old boy sentenced to ten years in prison for blasphemy last month in majority Muslim Kano State, which practices sharia, the Islamic law. 0…

Africa Struggles with Health Worker Strikes During Pandemic

Health workers across Africa have repeatedly gone on strike since the Chinese coronavirus pandemic began over adverse working conditions. In Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, doctors and nurses say a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), no health insurance, and no pay are among the reasons…

China Replaces Kenya Envoy for Belt and Road Damage Control

China sent a new ambassador to Kenya in an effort to overhaul its public image amid increasing local scrutiny over Nairobi’s debt obligations to Beijing, the country’s Daily Nation reported this weekend. 0…

Does citizenship matter in the race to head WTO?

As the first round of the selection process to find a new director general of the World Trade Organization kicks off in Geneva, the campaign of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appears to be in trouble. The high-profile Nigerian candidate has revealed that she obtained US citizenship in…

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