Temi Ibirogba

Temi Ibirogba

Program & Research Associate, Africa Program

Temi Ibirogba is the Program and Research Associate for the Africa Program at the Center for International Policy. Ms. Ibirogba holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Theory and History of International Relations. Before attending LSE, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Politics on an International Relations track from Newcastle University.


Temi holds a senior editorial role at The Republic, a journal of Nigerian and African affairs. The Republic uses creative mediums to discuss the most pressing political, economic and social issues on the continent. She has also worked at InterAction, an international development organization focused on global change through public policy with a large focus on geopolitical and security issues, as well as the Firoz Lalji Research Centre for Africa at LSE.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

SITUATION TRACKER
April 13, 2021

Mozambique Situation Tracker

by Temi Ibirogba and Sifa Kasongo

The following Situation Tracker looks at the background on the 2017
insurgency in Cabo Delgado, actions from the Mozambican Government, economic and social influence, and the current situation in the country.

Mozambique Situation Tracker
SITUATION TRACKER
April 12, 2021

Sudan Situation Tracker

by Temi Ibirogba and Sifa Kasongo

Nearly two years have passed since the 2019 Sudanese Revolution led to the removal of then-president Omar al-Bashir. The following Situation Tracker looks at the key actors involved, the role of the military and the current situation in the country.

Sudan Situation Tracker
SITUATION TRACKER
April 5, 2021

Central African Republic Situation Tracker

by Temi Ibirogba and Sifa Kagongo

The Central African Republic (CAR) has experienced extensive periods of violence with a new wave of violence erupting in 2012. The Central African Republic Situation Tracker looks at background of the conflict, the key actors involved, the 2020 elections and the current situation in the country.

Central African Republic Situation Tracker

LATEST NEWS

March 18, 2021

Secret Plans Detail Failures of U.S. Commandos in Africa

Temi Ibirogba quoted

“'The reported 43 percent spike in violent terrorist extremism on the continent points toward a lack of progress by the Special Operations Command Africa in degrading and disrupting terrorist groups,' Temi Ibirogba...told VICE World News. The fact that militant Islamist group violence increased during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when economic hardship and border closures should have constrained terrorist groups, she said, 'shows that SOCAFRICA did not effectively adapt their counterterrorism capability plan to reflect the changing dynamics of the world in 2020.'"

March 3, 2021

Sudan's New Era of Diplomatic Engagement - Straight Talk Africa

Temi Ibirogba interviewed

"In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali reflects on some of the major developments in the Republic of Sudan. He is joined by Nureldin Satti, Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to the U.S., Temi Ibirogba, program and research associate for the Center for International Policy's Africa program, and John Tanza Mabusu, host and managing editor of VOA’s South Sudan in Focus."

March 15, 2021

WPFW's Monday Morning QB: Kidnappings in Nigeria

Temi Ibirogba interviewed

"Temi Ibirogba, Program and Research Associate at the Center for International Policy’s Africa Program and sub-editor for the Republic Journal, talks with reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns about the recent spate of kidnappings in Nigeria and why a typical government response could incentivize future attacks."

December 16, 2020

Nigeria: #EndSARS - It's Time for the Diaspora to Pick Up the Shift

by Temi Ibirogba

As the #EndSARS movement continues, it is clear that the Nigerian government will keep pushing back. Policymakers in the US, UK, and elsewhere may be slow or reluctant to respond.

But as the youth in Nigeria stay mobilised, Nigerians in the diaspora must keep acting too.