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Oluseun Onigbinde BuhariMeter: Tracking President Buhari’s Promises

By Oluseun Onigbinde

Nigerians are used to seeing political promises broken. But what if someone recorded what was promised and measures progress (or lack of it) on implementation? Oluseun Onigbinde explains the ‘Buharimeter’.

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Liesl Louw-Vaudran COMMENT: Ebola aid shows us who really cares

By Liesl Louw-Vaudran

The international community’s response to Ebola suffered from an old trick in development aid: countries announce huge amounts of funding at various conferences or occasions, while simply recycling the same “pledged” funding.

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Roland de Courson COMMENT: The fine line between artistry and fraud

By Roland de Courson

Twenty percent of images that made it to the penultimate stage of this year’s World Press Photo awards were disqualified for excessive manipulation – three times as many as last year. This revived an old debate about the fine line, in photojournalism, between artistry and fraud. Roland de Courson weighs in.

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Liesl Louw-Vaudran COMMENT: How not to fight Boko Haram

By Liesl Louw-Vaudran

Presenting Boko Haram as part of a global terror organisation draws the attention away from Nigeria’s own responsibility in the situation. And that is to use holistic counter-terrorism measures that respond to underlying causes and to respect the rule of law.

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Ryan Cummings COMMENT: Assessing the Baga massacre death toll

By Ryan Cummings

Without doubt numerous people were killed by the militant group Boko Haram in the northern Nigerian town of Baga and surrounding areas between January 3 and 7. But did 2,000 people die?

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