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UN Ban on Torture Invoked in Nigerian Police Case

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ruled that Nigerian police violated the rights of a cab driver who was tortured and detained for 27 days without trial. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Documentary Film Grants

Following an open call for applications, MacArthur awarded a total of $1.23 million to eight documentary film projects. Read More
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Global Compact on Learning

A report by the Brookings Institution calls for a global policy on access to quality education and learning for youth in the developing world, especially poor girls who are often left behind and disadvantaged. Read More

"Mixed Results for Foundations That Join Forces"

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy Read More

Beating Grim Odds of Childbirth in Nigeria

Mothers in northern Nigeria face greater risk of death than in most other places in the world, according to an article by All Africa. Read More

MacArthur Grantees Support Nigerian Elections

Many MacArthur grantees, including Enough is Enough, the Policy and Legal Advocacy Center, the West African NGO Network, and the Transition Monitoring Group, assisted in or helped oversee the country's general election. Read More

Misoprostol Now Included on Nigeria’s Essential Drug List

Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health approved the addition of the drug, which is used for the prevention and treatment of postpartum hemmorhage, to the EDL. Read More

National Human Rights Commission in Nigeria Gains Independence

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed an Amendment establishing the autonomy of the country's formerly semi-governmental National Human Rights Commission. Read More

The Edge of Joy

A MacArthur-supported documentary focused on Nigeria's maternal mortality rate – the second-highest in the world – has been selected as the debut film for the new Economist Film Project Read More