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General elections in Nigeria: EU support for democracy in Africa’s most populous country

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and most populous nation, prepares to hold general elections on 16 February 2019 in an environment characterised by a struggling economy and a volatile security situation. After the first peaceful change of power following the 2015 elections, upcoming elections are expected to be tightly contested. Continue reading

Being a LGBTI person in African countries

More than 4 African countries out of 5 of have laws criminalizing homosexuality, or even punishing LGBTI* rights advocacy. In 2014 tougher laws were passed in Nigeria, Gambia and Uganda, which followed in the steps of Liberia’s criminalisation of homosexuality in 2012. Continue reading

Nigeria: democratic and economic progress among growing challenges

Written by Ionel Zamfir, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, its largest economy and a major regional actor, is continuing its democratic progress started in 1999. But numerous security threats and social problems, combined with an unfavourable economic context, are putting this young, dynamic and highly diverse nation under increasing pressure. The Spring 2015 elections followed … Continue reading

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