Human Rights & Politics: Friends or Foes!

Newly elected president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari is guest of president Obama in Washington DC (July 19 - 22) where an array of meetings and discussions are expected to be had. President Buhari who took over amidst plunging oil prices, charges of corruption against past administrations and an insurgency in the North East of the country by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram - this is one of the critical challenges facing Nigeria’s new administration. More than 8,000 civilians have been killed since 2010, and  over 600 people have died since president Buhari’s inauguration on May 29 of this year. Okey Ndibe, Nigerian novelist, teacher, political columnist and essayist joins AfrobeatRadio's Wuyi Jacobs by phone from Florida to discuss the expectations of both leaders.

Okey Ndibe is the author of two novels "Arrows of Rain” and his latest "Foreign Gods Inc." He is co-editor (with Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove (9 February 1956 – 12 July 2015) of Writers Writing on Conflicts and Wars in Africa. His opinion pieces have been published by numerous publications, including The New York Times, BBC online, Al Jazeera online, Financial Times, Fabian Society Journal, and the (Nigerian) Daily Sun, where his widely syndicated weekly column appears. You can read more about Okey Ndibe at

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