New Internationalist

Articles by Ike Oguine

A visit to my hometown

A return to his hometown for a funeral brings Ike Oguine face to face with ancient ceremonies and certainties that make the world of politics seem like another country.

  • December 1, 2006
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The trouble with models

View from Lagos by Ike Oguine

  • August 1, 2006
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War on corruption

Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is clamping down on corruption. So why are ordinary Nigerians less than enthusiastic? Ike Oguine explains.

  • December 1, 2005
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Strange bedfellows

Ike Oguine in Nigeria questions the difference between defending a culture from globalization and the nationalism of the extreme right.

  • August 1, 2005
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The Burden of Notoriety

What do Africans think of the torrent of pontifi cating about their continent’s woes, from Bob Geldof and Bono to Gordon Brown and Bill Gates? Ike Oguine has been asking around.

  • May 1, 2005
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Nollywood looks to the future

There's Hollywood and Bollywood. Now there's Nollywood too: Nigeria's video movie industry is the third most vibrant in the world, as Ike Oguine explains.

  • October 1, 2004
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The West's new friend

Muammar al Qadhafi may be the West's new friend, says Ike Oguine, but he should still answer for his crimes.

  • June 1, 2004
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Artists of pain and hope

Two writers who uncover the heart of Africa, introduced by Ike Oguine.

  • March 1, 2004
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How much fraud is too much fraud?

Elections in Africa can be fraught and fraudulent – but are still better than the alternative, says Ike Oguine.

  • August 1, 2003
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Nigeria’s sharia furore

Nigeria’s sharia furore explained by Ike Oguine.

  • April 1, 2003
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A narrow victory

Africans are desperate to protect hard-won democracy, as Ike Oguine explains.

  • November 1, 2002
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a narrow victory

Africans are desperate to protect hard-won democracy, as Ike Oguine explains.

  • November 1, 2002
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