Nigeria’s Recent Presidential Election Raises Some Concerns

Bola Tinubu won Nigeria’s February 25 presidential election. He was the candidate of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All-Progressive Congress. He was sworn in on May 29; however, his election was not without controversy. Some think that the judges dismissed objections to Tinubu’s lack of legitimate educational certificates and his [...]

Nigeria’s Perfect Storm

Nigeria is experiencing a perfect storm. According to Google, a perfect storm exists when “a particularly bad or critical state of affairs, arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors” exist. That definition perfectly describes what is occurring in Nigeria today. If not successfully addressed, it appears that [...]

Coup in Niger Threatens Country’s Fragile Democracy

Since the 1990s the West African regional body (15-nation bloc) ECOWAS has been unsuccessful in protecting democracies against the threat of coups. Its latest victim is Niger. Both the United States and France have sent forces and humanitarian aid to Niger, a former French colony. This latest coup ousted [...]

Niger’s President Abducted in Possible Coup

President Mohamed Bazoum, elected in 2021 in Nigeria’s first peaceful transfer of power since its independence from France in 1960, was abducted in a possible coup. President Bazoum has the backing of several political parties, and he is a key ally to the West’s effort to battle jihadists linked [...]

The Timothy Initiative (TTI) Breaking New Ground in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso persecution ranking: 32   Do you ever wonder if you are making a difference in God’s Kingdom? Kojo, a church planting trainer from West Africa, does not have to wonder. This past spring, Kojo and others provided church planting training for 25 people who want to see [...]

Divorce Means Celebration for Mauritanian Women

Mauritania Population: 4,081,000 Percent Christian: .3 Dominant religion: Islam Persecution ranking: 20   Have you been through a divorce? Do you view divorce as a reason to grieve or to celebrate? Anywhere in the Muslim world, divorce is a fate worse than death for a woman. A divorced woman [...]

Benin is Beating the Odds

Population: 10,449,000 Christian percentage: 37 percent Dominant religion: Christianity Benin is a tiny West African nation overshadowed by her huge neighbor to the east, Nigeria. This country is known for poverty for a variety of reasons, but two dominate. Eighty percent of the people work in agriculture. If there [...]

Nigeria: After The 2023 General Election

Nigeria is Africa’s largest country by GDP and population. Since the return of democracy, the country has held 10 general elections. Some have had election irregularities, and others have been abysmal, as in the case of the 2007 general election that brought the late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua into [...]

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