Next meetings in London by Royal African Society

Juggernaut Jonathan? Nigeria Elections 2011

19th April, 6pm
Brunei Suite, SOAS (WC1H 0XG)

Event Description (discussion)
Understanding Nigeria is essential to understanding Africa today. Oil wealth, fractious political dynamics, and an assertive diaspora make April Presidential, National Assembley and State Governor elections internationally important.


  • Dr. Ibrahim Jibrin – Director, Centre for Democracy and Development
  • Oba Nsugbe – Legal Advisor to Nigerian government on corruption
  • Richard Dowden – Director, RAS (covering the 2011 elections for Prospect Magazine)


  • Dele Ogun – author of Identity and Development: lessons from Nigeria for Africa and Europe

The speakers will assess the alleged degeneration of the electoral process in Nigeria since re-democratization in 1999, and discuss whether this election fits the trend.

You might also be interested in…

  • Dowden in Africa – Nigeria Election blog
  • RAS Guides – Nigeria Elections 2011

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Southern Africa: Old Treacheries and New Deceits

Book Launch in collaboration with Yale University Press

5th May 6pm
Brunei Suite, SOAS (WC1H 0XG)

The Book
Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it’s poised to change over the next years and what the repercussions are likely to be across the continent.

The Author

  • Stephen Chan is Professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His many publications include Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence.


  • Dr Knox Chitiyo – RUSI Africa Fellow


  • Renee Horne – Journalist and doctoral student (SOAS)

You may also be interested in:

  • William Gumede South Africa in 6 Scenes

The launch will be followed by a drinks reception

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