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February 13, 2018
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World Radio Day is celebrated February, 13th. In El País' section on global development and human rights, Planeta Futuro, they have published an article written by NCID's Research Assistant David Soler on the study The Reach of Radio: Defection Messaging and Armed Group Behavior, led by NCID Resident Fellows Alex Armand and Joseph Gomes.

In this opinion piece, which can be accessed by clicking here, David tells the story of Sam Ouandja, who escaped from the LRA's hands. Thou...

October 31, 2017
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Cities concentrate 54% of the world population (approximately 4000 million people), more than 70% of the world's GDP and more than 80% of world's CO2. 

A city is a physical and tangible reality, but also a social construction. The right to a city is understood as a place and possibility to develop human rights where its complexity and miscenegation must be considered.

On October 31st we celebrate World Cities Day and we must emphasize the importance of understanding its functioning in order to combat the most rising challenges the world faces: poverty, equ...

October 17, 2017
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Dr. Arinze Nwokolo presented his thesis Essays in Development Economics: On Civil Conflict in Nigeria last Monday 16th of October at the University of Navarra. His doctoral study focused on the economic costs of the three-front conflict in Nigeria: the oil in the south, the Boko Haram in the north and the Fulani in the middle belt of the country.

Almost three-quarters of Nigeria’s GDP relies on the oil industry. In such a highly dependent country on the oil industry, attacks on both onshore and offshore oil infrastructure pose a serious threat to the economy. “I wante...

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