By (VOA/Nicolas Pinault)
Comment / Nigeria

Nigerian Soldiers Attacked During Operations in North-Central Niger State

Comment by Adedayo Osho

There has been recent reports of midnight robberies by armed men along the Bida-Minna Road in Niger, a state in the North Central part of Nigeria. The intense activities of these armed robbers has seen influx of kidnappers and assassins in the neighboring Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Comment / Nigeria

Speaker Yakubu Dogara: An Exit in Sight?

A comment by Adedayo Osho

In the coming years, the current rift in Nigeria’s lower national legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, between Speaker Yakubu Dogara and erstwhile Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over “Budget padding”, will create a prime opportunity for Nigerians to demand transparency and accountability at all levels of government.

Comment / Venezuela

The CNE and the Venezuelan Government, Democracy?

A comment by Melanny Campos

Venezuelans who are committed to the change in Venezuela know that the President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, together with the government and its allies, have taken action to delay the call for a referendum process against Maduro.

Comment / Venezuela

Feeding Mission: Eat Well to Live Well. The “CLAP”

A comment by Melanny Campos

In April of this year, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, had the idea of lessening the food crisis we Venezuelans are currently suffering and that has worsened in the last three years since he assumed political power, by creating local Committees of Supply and Production (CLAP).

Comment / Nigeria

Are Strongmen Above Strong Institutions in Nigeria?

A comment by Adedayo Osho

President Muhammadu Buhari has been rightly lauded for the progress made in the ongoing campaign to rid Nigeria of corruption. But beyond the trials religiously covered by the media, a substantial number of indicted individuals are often granted bail (based on conditions) and in turn, a fraction of them appear more …

Comment / Venezuela

The Crisis in Venezuela Keeps Claiming Lives

A comment by Melanny Campos

The increasingly chaotic situation in the area causes the risk posted to Venezuelan lives to worsen; the shortage of quality drinking water, food, medicine and hygiene products, among other things, continue to claim the lives of Venezuela’s social strata, as conditions and diseases such as scabies, malaria, dengue, diarrhea, hepatitis, and …

Comment / Turkey

What’s next for Turkey after Failed Coup d’Etat?

A comment by George Dyson

After Turkey’s recent attempted coup d’état, the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been enjoying an ascendance in power. The defeat of the coup d’état and subsequent euphoria among a large swathe of the population have allowed Erdoğan to clamp down on his opponents and to shore up his position.