Nigeria

Chigozie Obioma. Credit: Jason Keith.

An Igbo Paradise Lost: An Orchestra of Minorities, by Chigozie Obioma, reviewed

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Nurture hatred in your heart and you will keep ‘an unfed tiger in a house full of children’. A man…

The ties that bound us

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Only Neil MacGregor could do it — take us in a single thread from a blackened copper coin, about the…

Stitches in time

15 July 2017 9:00 am

When Martha Ann Ricks was 76 she travelled from her home in Liberia to London to meet Queen Victoria. The…

Portrait of the week

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Home Parents would be able to have their children’s passports removed if they were suspected of planning to travel abroad…

Portrait of the week

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Home The government postponed a Commons vote on relaxing the Hunting Act in England and Wales after the Scottish National…

Portrait of the week

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Tens of thousands took part in a demonstration in London against austerity, and thousands more in other cities. Russell…

Mercenaries could transform the fight against Isis – if we let them

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Last Sunday Isis raised their black flag over Palmyra. Below the flag, in the days that followed, the usual carnage…

Portrait of the week

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Home Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former Conservative foreign secretary, resigned as chairman of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee and promised…

Only capitalism can save Nigeria

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Abuja was eerily quiet when I arrived. The capital of Nigeria is normally bustling, but that morning the wide boulevards…

Patriotism isn’t uncivilised - it’s what makes civilisation possible

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Is it racist to be patriotic? Is patriotism, by definition, small-minded and exclusive? When you strip away the onion layers…

Panic about Ebola in Africa – not here

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Got Ebola yet? Early symptoms are very difficult to distinguish from either winter flu or, indeed, a particularly bad hangover.…

What will it take for us to stop doing business with Qatar?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

On 17 June, a meeting of the Henry Jackson Society, held in the House of Commons, discussed (according to the…

The forgotten flank of the forgotten corps of the Forgotten Army

6 September 2014 9:00 am

The British who fought in Burma became known as the ‘Forgotten Army’ because this was a neglected theatre of the…

David Cameron's plot to keep us in the EU (it's working)

24 May 2014 9:00 am

I write this before the results of the European elections, making the not very original guess that Ukip will do…

Why does Britain's fight for religious freedom stop at Dover?

17 May 2014 9:00 am

‘We don’t do God,’ was Alastair Campbell’s put-down when his charge, Tony Blair, was tempted to raise the issue of…

Bye-bye Bric, hello Mint — are Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey really the new boom economies?  

11 January 2014 9:00 am

New year new ideas as we woke up on Monday morning to find ourselves in Lagos with Evan Davies trying…

Malala for free schools

9 November 2013 9:00 am

That Malala Yousafzai, the girl the Taleban tried to murder, is a brave and resolute young woman is not in…

The war on Christians

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Imagine if correspondents in late 1944 had reported the Battle of the Bulge, but without explaining that it was a…

419 by Will Ferguson - review

7 September 2013 9:00 am

The term ‘419’ is drawn from the article in the Nigerian penal code that addresses fraud. However, it has transcended…