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January 13, 2015  Nigeria: Elections/Security Disconnect
    "These images from Northern Nigeria should be searing the conscience of the world. Some two thousand innocent children, women and elderly reportedly massacred in Baga. A young girl sent to her death with a bomb strapped to her chest in Maiduguri. And lest we forget, more than two hundred girls stolen from their families, still lost. Words alone can neither express our outrage nor ease the agony of all those suffering from the constant violence in northern Nigeria. But these images of recent days and all they imply for the future of Nigeria should galvanize effective action. For this cannot go on." - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, January 11, 2015

December 1, 2014  USA/Nigeria: Uneasy Alliance
    "Boko Haram poses no security threat to the U.S. homeland, but its attack on Nigeria, and the Abuja response characterized by extensive human rights violations, does challenge U.S. interests in Africa. ... If Nigeria's civilian government is to forestall an implosion involving Boko Haram and the 2015 elections, and to resume its positive regional role, it needs to end ubiquitous human rights abuses by official entities, orchestrate humanitarian relief to refugees and persons internally displaced by fighting in the north, and ensure credible elections that do not exacerbate internal conflict." - John Campbell, Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

June 9, 2014  Nigeria: Beyond the Hashtag Debates
    "As is often the case in situations of widespread insecurity and violence, the displacement caused by Boko Haram and the [Nigerian] army's operations against it has reduced people's ability to feed themselves both directly and indirectly. Not only have IDPs exhausted their own supplies, making them dependent on their hosts' resources, but over 60 per cent of the region's farmers have been displaced just before the start of the planting season, making food crops scarcer and setting the scene for protracted shortages." - Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

April 7, 2014  Nigeria: Security Forces and Insecurity
March 25, 2014  Nigeria: Corruption & Its International Partners
February 26, 2014  Africa: Tracking Toxic Pollution
October 27, 2013  Nigeria: Cycle of Violence in Northeast
June 5, 2013  Nigeria: Counterproductive Counterterrorism
Apr 11, 2013  Nigeria: #Offshoreleaks
Nov   5, 2012  Nigeria: "Security" Forces Escalate Insecurity
Jun 20, 2012  USA/Africa: Reject "Terrorist" Designation for Boko Haram
Jun   1, 2012  USA/Africa: Rising Pressures for Militarization
Aug 12, 2011  Nigeria: Past Time for Oil Cleanup, 2
Aug 12, 2011  Nigeria: Past Time for Oil Cleanup, 1
Mar 18, 2011  Nigeria: Can Elections be Fair?
Dec 14, 2010  USA/Africa: Wikileaks Highlights, 1
Oct 19, 2010  Nigeria: Enabling Corporate Crime
Oct   3, 2010  South Africa: Media Matters
Jun   5, 2010  USA/Nigeria: By Way of Comparison
Mar   5, 2010  Nigeria: New Human Development Report
Mar   5, 2010  Nigeria: Reforming Shell?
Oct 29, 2009  Africa: Climate Change and Natural Resources
Jun 12, 2009  Nigeria: Delta Violence Past & Present
Jun 12, 2009  Nigeria: Midterm Results Disappoint
Apr 14, 2009  USA/Nigeria: Halliburton Fallout
Oct 31, 2008  USA/Nigeria: Chevron on Trial
Jul 16, 2008  Nigeria: Curse of the Black Gold
Feb 26, 2008  Nigeria: Prison System Report
Aug 14, 2007  Nigeria: AIDS Advice Available
Aug   1, 2007  USA/Africa: Questioning AFRICOM, 2
May 14, 2007  Nigeria: Fair and Square?
May 14, 2007  Nigeria: Election Aftermath
Aug 13, 2006  Nigeria: Swamps of Insurgency
Nov 13, 2005  Nigeria: Delta Oil & Human Rights
Oct 27, 2005  Nigeria: Debt Deal Views
Oct   3, 2005  Africa: Whose Energy Future?
Jan 26, 2005  Nigeria: Human Rights Report Released
Sep 22, 2004  Nigeria: Shari'a Manipulation
Dec 18, 2003  Nigeria: Oil and Violence

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

July 21, 2015  Africa/Global: "Stop The Bleeding"
July 6, 2015  Africa/Global: People's Test on Climate
June 22, 2015  Africa: AIDS Struggle Continues
June 2, 2015  Africa/Global: Capital Flows in Context
June 2, 2015  Africa/Global: Tax Justice & Inequality
May 25, 2015  Africa/Global: Africa, Race, and World Order

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-06-22 Nigeria: AIDS, Media, and Prof. Ransome-Kuti
2003-05-13 Nigeria: Civil Society on Elections
2003-05-02 Nigeria: Local Leadership on Women's Rights
2003-04-11 Nigeria: Elections Briefing Paper
2003-04-03 Nigeria: Elections, Oil, and Violence
2003-02-03 Nigeria: Political Violence & Elections
2003-02-03 Nigeria: Great Decisions 2003
2002-12-07 Nigeria: Defending Democracy
2002-10-29 Nigeria: Niger Delta Updates
2002-07-09 Nigeria: Oil, Poverty, and Rights, 1
2002-07-09 Nigeria: Oil, Poverty, and Rights, 2
2002-04-02 Nigeria: Sharia Update / Background
2002-01-07 Nigeria: Updates and Background, 2
2002-01-07 Nigeria: Updates and Background, 1
2001-11-21 Nigeria: Call for New Debt Deal
2001-10-26 Nigeria: Massacre in Benue State
2001-07-29 Nigeria: Shell Oil Spill
2000-08-21 Nigeria: This House has Fallen
2000-06-10 Nigeria: Debt, Loot and the Economy
2000-03-08 Nigeria: Obasanjo on Sharia Crisis
1999-12-23 Nigeria: Odi Massacre Statements
1999-06-13 Nigeria: Human Rights Letter
1999-06-13 Nigeria: Delta Crisis Reports
1999-04-19 Nigeria: Eizenstat Speech
1999-04-19 Nigeria: Letter to Obasanjo
1999-02-26 Nigeria: The Price of Oil
1999-02-18 Nigeria: Election Monitoring, 1
1999-02-18 Nigeria: Election Monitoring, 2
1998-12-30 Nigeria: Election Monitoring Report
1998-12-30 Nigeria: Delta Update
1998-12-07 Nigeria: Constitution-Making
1998-10-25 Nigeria: Media Monitor (excerpts)
1998-10-25 Nigeria: Links to Recent Documents
1998-08-10 Nigeria: Ogoni Press Release
1998-08-10 Nigeria: Amnesty Issue Brief
1998-06-28 Nigeria: After Abacha, 1
1998-06-28 Nigeria: After Abacha, 2
1998-05-29 Nigeria: Recent Documents
1998-05-02 Nigeria: Recent Developments
1998-04-07 Nigeria: Maryland Sanctions
1998-04-07 Nigeria: Union Statements
1998-03-05 Nigeria: Africa Fund on Sanctions
1998-03-05 Nigeria: APIC Update Alert
1998-01-19 Nigeria: Ogoni Repression Alert
1998-01-07 Nigeria: Civil Liberties Organization, 2
1998-01-07 Nigeria: Civil Liberties Organization, 1
1997-11-03 Nigeria: Labor Actions
1997-11-03 Nigeria: Recent Documents
1997-10-13 Nigeria: Recent US Actions
1997-08-18 Nigeria: Action Alerts
1997-06-26 Nigeria: U.S. Mayors Resolution
1997-06-12 Nigeria: US Policy
1997-06-12 Nigeria: St. Louis Actions
1997-05-28 Nigeria: Recent Documents
1997-05-15 Nigeria: Shell Protests, 1
1997-05-15 Nigeria: Shell Protests, 2
1997-04-26 Nigeria: Africa Fund Update
1997-04-08 Nigeria: Recent Documents
1997-04-08 Nigeria: WCC Ogoni Report
1997-01-02 Nigeria: Church Meeting, 2
1997-01-02 Nigeria: Church Meeting, 1
1996-11-30 Nigeria: APIC Background Paper
1996-11-08 Nigeria: Amnesty Int. Statement
1996-11-08 Nigeria: Sierra Club on Saro-Wiwa
1996-10-05 Nigeria: Recent Documents
1996-08-15 Nigeria: Free Beko Kuti Campaign
1996-07-15 Nigeria: ACAS Alert; R&W Video
1996-06-05 Nigeria: Statements on Assassination
1996-05-23 Nigeria: HRW Letter (Excerpts)
1996-04-18 Nigeria: United Democratic Front
1996-03-24 Nigeria: Sanctions Need New Push
1996-03-13 Nigeria: InterPress on US Policy
1996-02-08 Nigeria: Recent Documents
1995-12-30 Nigeria: Legislative Action Alert
1995-12-30 Nigeria: 30 Years is Enough!
1995-12-12 Nigeria: AI on New York Times Ad
1995-11-18 Nigeria: Selected Action Alerts
1995-11-18 Nigeria: US Senate Bill Introduced
1995-11-01 Nigeria: Death Sentence for Activists
1995-07-13 Nigeria: New Reports on Ogoni Crisis
1995-06-22 Nigeria: Government Opponents Feared in Danger
1995-06-11 Nigeria: Recent Documents, Part 2
1995-06-11 Nigeria: Recent Documents, Part 1
1995-05-10 Nigeria: Trade Unionists Targeted
1995-03-17 Nigeria: Obasanjo Arrested

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