Muhammadu Bahari: The Leader Nigeria Needs—And Needs to Watch

A former military dictator with a putrid human rights record is the future of Africa’s most powerful democracy. This is the enigma that is Nigeria’s new president, Muahmmadu Bahari. In this time of crisis, however, he is just the man the West African country needs. Corruption is rampant, the economy is struggling, and perhaps most importantly, the Nigerian-born Boko Haram poses the greatest threat to regional stability that West Africa has seen in years. The now former president, Goodluck Jonathan, failed to remedy these issues and, in some ways, exacerbated…

The Continued Battle With Ebola

The media seems to have forgotten one of its favorite words of last year – Ebola – as stories from ISIS threats to Brian Williams’s memory have overtaken the news cycle. The reality is that the disease is still very much real and very much a threat to nations outside of the United States. The approximate number of twenty-four Ebola cases that have been treated in Europe and the United States pales in comparison to the number of infected patients in the African countries from which the disease originated. Of…