Africa caught in the Fossil Trap

Africa caught in the Fossil Trap

Before the rise of fossil resources extraction in Africa, most countries operated agrarian economies as their primary source of exchange. Other economies depended on mining while some others had a mix of mining and agriculture. The economic impact of oil discovery...
Hotspots of Conflicts

Hotspots of Conflicts

There is literally no African nation without one viable resource or the other and this has made Africa a centre of attraction for exploiters and speculators. Consequently, the quest for these natural resources has made Africa a highly exploited continent in the world...
Report on the State of Biosafety in Nigeria

Report on the State of Biosafety in Nigeria

In today’s agricultural sector, there is an increased push for the adoption of genetic engineering technology in crop breeding and animal production. This has heightened biosafety concerns in most developing countries including Nigeria as to the safety of the public...
Floods, Climate Change & Covid-19 Report

Floods, Climate Change & Covid-19 Report

According to the Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), flooding led to 68 deaths in the country in 2020 and “affected” 129,000 persons.  Elsewhere in Africa, the UN Office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) informed that more than...