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Oge Onubogu Testifies Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Future of Freedom in Nigeria

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Director of the Wilson Center Africa Program, Oge Onubogu, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Africa Subcommittee on "The Future of Freedom in Nigeria". The hearing took place on February 14, 2024.

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Nigerians need justice. Criminality in the Middle Belt, as elsewhere, has spread in part because of impunity. Clearly, a fresh approach is needed both for Nigeria and the international community. US and international policies should certainly embrace Nigeria as an inspiring democracy and strategic partner in Africa, but those policies must include a better understanding of the country's complexities.

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Oge Onubogu

Director, Africa Program
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