Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, is going to the polls on February 25. Key trade unions and progressive forces have backed the Labour Party and its presidential candidate Peter Obi to provide a break from the policies of the mainstream APC and PDP parties
The restrictions on social media were imposed in 2018 after protests broke out over recommendations from parliament that would have enabled president Idriss Deby to stay in power till 2033
To understand what this election means for labor rights, women rights and healthcare in the country, Peoples Dispatch interviewed Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian author, poet and environmental activist.
The outcome of the election, now scheduled on February 23, has a lot on stakes, including the state’s control over Nigeria’s oil.