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Intellectual Property Protection in Africa Status of Laws, Research and Policy Analysis in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are property rights in something intangible and protect innovations and reward innovative activity. IPRs are concerned with the expression of an idea for an invention, the details of which have been worked out an…

Conflict Trends Issue 4 2014

In ‘Beheadings and the News Media: Why Some Conflict Atrocities Receive More Coverage than Others’ although major changes have occurred in the dissemination of news, there is no question that the news media retains an exceptionally powerful role in …

African Journal on Conflict Resolution vol. 14, no. 2, 2014

‘Security regionalism and flaws of externally forged peace in Sudan: The IGAD peace process and its aftermath’ examines the IGAD peace process in Sudan, highlighting the dynamics and relative roles of the principal actors involved. It argues that al…

Nigeria's Continental Diplomatic Thrusts: the Limits of Africa's Nominally Biggest Economy

"A dominant portion of contemporary literature on Nigeria’s regional and continental diplomacies suggests that the foreign policies of Africa’s nominally biggest economy are hardly progressive and dynamic, due principally to the perverse hiatus bet…

Lessons from Implementing the APRM National Programme of Action in Nigeria

"The way in which the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has unfolded in Nigeria – a key regional player with Africa’s largest population – offers lessons and guidance to other participating APRM countries. The peer review process must be followe…

Synthesis Report: The 1st Pan-Africa Non-State Actors (NSA) Policy Dialogue Meeting on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP): Working Together to Tackle the Challenges of African Agriculture – Role of NSAs

The meeting had specific objectives 1) Engagement in effective dialogue among various stakeholders to deepen the commitment and alignment of national agricultural policies and investment plans to key CAADP targets and principles; 2) capacity stren…

Power and Influence in Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa

The next 25 years of the changing power capabilities of Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa (the ‘Big Five’) are being explored in this paper. Of these countries, Ethiopia and Nigeria are forecast to increase their power capabilities,…

Nigéria: Ce Géant aux Pieds d’Argile / Nigeria: The Giant with Feet of Clay

On the eve of the Nigerian elections, the focus is on a continental superpower which has passed within a few months from euphoria to despair and anxiety. The main issues of this election are volatility of commodity prices, corruption and populism an…

Nigeria’s 2015 General Elections: Challenges and Opportunities

"Concerns about Nigeria’s ability to hold a peaceful general election in 2015 have characterised the work of governance, peace and security sector practitioners and policymakers for some time now. The prevailing discourse emanating from Nigerian and…

Bonds: A Viable Alternative for Financing Africa's Development

"Since the financial crisis of 2008 loans from banks have become more difficult to obtain. African countries increasingly have explored alternatives to raise capital for their economic development projects. Experience in some African countries and …

The Central Sahel: A Perfect Sandstorm

The Sahel, often seen as a haven for armed radical groups, this area is the latest new frontier in the West’s counter-terrorism campaign. This report concentrates on a vertical axis between southern Libya and Northern Nigeria, with a relatively stab…

Eko Atlantic The Dream of a New Model City Struggling with Transparency, Good Governance and Negative Environmental Impacts

Lagos is one of the world's fastest growing cities, which offers hope for survival, income generation, employment and personal success not only to Nigerians from all over the country, but also to Africans from the West African region. It has been ch…

Eko Atlantic Project - Opinion Papers

This document consists of several opinion papers on the Eko Atlantic project in Lagos, Nigeria. The first paper: "Brief description of the communities threatened by coastal erosion and displacement by Ako Amadi gives the background to the Eko Atlant…

Nigeria-Poland Bilateral Trade: Identifying New Trade Opportunities

The bilateral trade relationship between Nigeria and Poland is being examined in this paper, specifically for the period 1995 to 2012. It was attempted in this study to provide a detailed description of Nigeria-Poland trade relationship and also id…

Recalibrating South Africa's Role in Global Economic Governance: A Nigerian Perspective on Some Strategic Challenges

"A Nigerian perspective on South Africa’s position in global economic governance, particularly in relation to its role in the BRICS grouping and the G-20, provides critical insights into the potential benefits of a reinvigorated Nigerian–South Af…

Cost Effectiveness and Benefit Cost Analysis of Some Water Interventions in Bauchi State in Nigeria

A Cost-Effectiveness analysis of water interventions in Bauchi state, Nigeria, is presented in this report, with particular emphasis on pipeline and borehole (Hand pump) water supply schemes. Using the measures adapted from Whittington et al (2008),…

Oil Revenues, Institutions and Macroeconomic Performance in Nigeria

In this study, an elaborate econometric analysis is offered which tests the sensitivity of a number of key macroeconomic indicators to oil revenue shocks, using the Impulse Response Functions (IRFs) and Variance Decomposition (VDC) techniques within…

Stand up to Climate Change, most Apt - Kudos to Lagos State

In this document, Dr Olanrewaju Fagbohun, is interviewed by John Austin Unachukwu. Dr Fagbohun is an associate professor of Environmental Law and lecturer at the faculty of Law, Lagos State University in Ojo. In this article, Dr Fagbohun bares his …

Nigeria Economic Review : First Half Report 2015

The Nigeria Economic Review is a biannual publication of CSEA. A concise overview is provided in this review of key aspects of the Nigerian economy. It is an attempt to track the developments in the relevant aspects of the economy over a six-month …

Implementing the Fiscal Responsibility Act at the State Level in Nigeria

In many countries, fiscal responsibility acts have become increasingly common tools to enhance fiscal prudence and public expenditure transparency. Fiscal profligacy at the sub-national level in Nigeria, has emerged as a major contributor to state …

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