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Remi Adekoya

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Past articles by Remi:

Democracy has failed in Nigeria when voters no longer care who wins

The dismally low turnout in the presidential elections revealed the fractured relationship between politicians and populace, says journalist Remi Adekoya → Read More

Nigeria’s President Isn’t a Democrat. He’s a Liar.

Twenty years after its return to democratic rule, Nigeria is on the verge of re-electing a dictator. → Read More

Extreme Nationalism Is as Polish as Pierogi

It’s entirely fitting that Poland is celebrating its independence with a far-right nationalist parade. → Read More

Europe’s Donald Can Fight Dirty, Too –

Donald Tusk is the mild-mannered president of a quiet EU institution—and the West’s loudest voice against populism. → Read More

Poland can thumb its nose at Brussels as long as the cash keeps rolling in

The EU is taking the first of many bureaucratic steps towards sanctions, but it won’t deter Warsaw from its anti-democratic path, writes journalist Remi Adekoya → Read More

Why Poland's Law and Justice Party Remains So Popular

Poland's Law and Justice Party (PiS) has effectively combining social conservatism and nationalism with welfarism. → Read More

It’s Time to Hit Poland in the Pocketbook

It’s Time to Hit Poland in the Pocketbook « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas → Read More

Is It Racist to Say Africa Has ‘Civilizational’ Problems?

The French president got in hot water for noting the continent's dysfunction. But nothing he said was false. → Read More

Poland’s courting of Trump is a few supporters short of a picnic

The Polish government is hoping that its bussed-in fans will appeal to the US president’s vanity and earn the country greater Nato protection. But Poles aren’t convinced• Remi Adekoya is Polish-Nigerian. He is the former political editor of the Warsaw Business Journal → Read More

Lagos slums are being razed to make way for luxury flats. That’s Nigeria

The poor are relentlessly subjugated while the ruling class inhabits a world of privilege. It is not only morally wrong, it’s economically unsustainable → Read More

Privileged Nigerians shouldn’t downplay poverty just because it makes us look bad

It makes us uncomfortable when it’s reported in western media, but we can’t sugar-coat reality – it’s dangerous: that reality could explode at any time → Read More

Muhammadu Buhari talked tough on Nigeria’s problems. Now he must deliver

Nigeria’s president was elected a year ago promising to tackle Boko Haram, corruption and a struggling economy. But real results have yet to materialise → Read More

A Law and Justice victory in Poland could be good news for Putin

The next Polish government looks like being anti-liberal and anti-EU. And despite frosty relations with Russia, such a stance may work in Moscow’s favour → Read More

Can Muhammadu Buhari curb the lavish lifestyles of Nigeria’s political elite?

There is reason to believe that Nigeria’s new president may actually bring some modesty to the role. And if that happens, the public will take notice → Read More

Nigeria's election of Muhammadu Buhari is truly revolutionary

People voted for change, and the hard-headed former military ruler who lives modestly will tackle insecurity and corruption – but expectations are high → Read More

Nigeria’s elections: democracy postponed

The decision to push back the election by six weeks is good news for the government, but bad news for Nigerians who believed they were finally on the verge of true democracy → Read More

Boko Haram kidnaps 80 and kills three in attack on villages in Cameroon

Many children kidnapped in raid across border with Nigeria as soldiers exchange fire with militants for around two hours → Read More

Nigeria must confront Boko Haram – step forward, Muhammadu Buhari

Remi Adekoya: The elections are an opportunity to depose ineffectual Goodluck Jonathan and install a strong leader with a reputation for incorruptibility → Read More

The awful legacy of Africa’s top-level corruption is a culture of mistrust

Remi Adekoya: As the Ebola crisis has shown, many Africans feel failed by and cynical towards their institutions. This vicious cycle is impeding progress → Read More

Obama doesn't have an Africa problem

Remi Adekoya: Supporting human rights in the continent and boosting economic ties do not have to be mutually exclusive → Read More