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“Those useless civil servants” by Dr Joe Abah

Dr Joe Abah, Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, argues that Nigeria's civil service will start to improve the day we want it to improve.
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Constitution-making in Côte d’Ivoire by Nick Branson

There has never been a meaningful attempt to consult Ivorians on the content of their constitution, let alone reach a consensus. The current process is a missed opportunity, but it should not come as a surprise.
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Nigeria’s “state of origin” conundrum

In a new ARI blog series, “NIGERIA: HAVE YOUR SAY", Cheta Nwanze argues that the “state of origin” concept should be done away with in Nigeria
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Kenya: Traditional Medicine and the Law by John Harrington

Professor John Harrington discusses how in Kenya after decades of repression, authorities are now actively seeking to modernise traditional medicine . He also highlights challenges in regulating and protecting intellectual property rights of those practising traditional medicine.
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State(s) of crisis: sub-national government in Nigeria by Paul Adams

Paul Adams examines the origins and purpose of the Nigerian federation, state governments’ financial management and responsibilities, governors’ arbitrary power, and the need to increase internally generated state revenue.
Nick Branson of Africa Research Institute writes on Taznaznia's proposed constitution or Katiba for Geographical Magazine
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Geographical Magazine, 23 March 2015

This Geographical Magazine op-ed by ARI senior researcher Nick Branson explores the background to the upcoming Tanzanian constitutional referendum as a parallel to the West Lothian Question in the UK.
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