Traditional Rulers Can Help End Violence in Africa

BY: Nkasi Wodu – On March 21, 137 civilians were killed in localities near Niger’s border with Mali, in what the Niger government described as attacks perpetrated by “armed bandits”. Sadly, the deadly attacks were not a standalone incident or an anomaly. Since January, four separate attacks by armed groups left at least 300 people …

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Nigeria Needs to Better Protect its Schoolchildren

BY: Nkasi Wodu — In early March, over three hundred schoolgirls abducted by armed groups from a secondary school in Zamfara State in northern Nigeria were released by their abductors. Unfortunately, the global outrage this incident stoked has not deterred the armed groups operating in the north. Just last week, another set of students was …

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Impunity in Nigeria

BY: Nkasi Wodu — Recently, Officers of the Nigerian Police Force in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, illegally arrested a driver of a popular cab Company and detained him for five days without access to his family. This incident occurred just as the anniversary of what residents in Port Harcourt called the Ikokwu 4 had just …

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Nkasi Wodu

Nkasi Wodu is a lawyer who works as peacebuilding manager for the Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), one of the largest CSR investments in West Africa and the lead facilitator of the Partners for Peace Network (P4P), a network of over 9,000 peace actors in the Niger Delta that establishes grassroots led community …

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