Tag Archives: Constitution

Blasphemy in Nigeria’s legal systems: an explainer

Amina Ahmed, wife of Mubarak Bala, recently convicted of blasphemy, displays her husband’s photo in Abuja, Nigeria. Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images AbdulRazzaq A. Alaro, University of Ilorin A court in Kano, northern Nigeria, recently convicted an atheist for making social media posts it found to be blasphemous against Islam. After a lengthy trial, Mubarak Bala pleaded guilty and was …

Read More »

Iraq’s discontent – its roots and how to begin fixing it

Murtaja Lateef/EPA

Bamo Nouri, City, University of London Iraq’s recent wave of protests against poverty, a lack of basic services, unemployment, and the interference of Iran in the country’s domestic affairs showed a country at the end of its tether. Official figures put the number killed in the violent crackdown of protesters at 157. Since 2011, protests and popular movements that challenged …

Read More »