TEMI IBIROGBA

Program & Research Associate, Africa Program

tibirogba@internationalpolicy.org

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

Fact Sheet: African Elections Factsheet Series: Seychelles, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, CAR, Niger

Africa Program

Oct-23-2020

In 2020, a significant number of elections are scheduled or have already taken place in Africa with a large number of them occurring in the last quarter of the year. The CIP Africa Program is tracking upcoming Q4 elections through a factsheet series for researchers, policymakers and the general public who are looking for the key facts surrounding these elections.

Fact Sheet: African Elections Factsheet Series: Guinea Presidential Elections

Africa Program

Oct-16-2020

In 2020, a significant number of elections are scheduled or have already taken place in Africa with a large number of them occurring in the last quarter of the year. The CIP Africa Program is tracking upcoming Q4 elections through a factsheet series for researchers, policymakers and the general public who are looking for the key facts surrounding these elections.

Latest News

Exclusive: Inside the secret world of US commandos in Africa

Temi Ibirogba quoted

Aug-10-2020

Africa Program

Temi Ibirogba, a programme and research associate with the Africa Program at the Center for International Policy, warned that training, equipping and assisting the militaries of nations accused of human rights violations empowers them and provides justifications for abuses. “If the most powerful democratic nation in the world is supporting your military, you’ll surely believe that the human rights violations you’ve committed are excusable,” she told the M&G.

Algeria’s Indefinite Pause

by Temi Ibirogba

Apr-20-2020

Africa Program

For more than a year, millions of Algerian protesters have relentlessly taken to the streets to demand the erasure of the country’s corrupt deep state. Now, after months of protests, arrests and a hopeful belief in their end goal, the novel coronavirus has brought their activity to a screeching halt.

Pentagon's Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint

William Hartung and Temi Ibirogba quoted

Feb-27-2020

Arms & Security Program and Africa Program

“The U.S. military should be considering alternative approaches like better coordination with African regional and continental organizations and encouraging African governments to consider negotiations in certain cases."

Temi Ibirogba delves into the implications of the Trump Administration's new travel ban

Temi Ibirogba interviewed

Feb-10-2020

Africa Program

Temi talks CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with about the implications of the Trump Administration's latest travel ban.

Local Nigerian Community Reacts To President’s Recent Travel Ban

Temi Ibirogba interviewed

Feb-12-2020

Africa Program

The Trump administration added six additional countries to its widely controversial travel ban. Among the countries included is Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. This executive order won’t take effect until February 22 but many within the Nigerian community are worried. Nigeria’s top diplomat was “somewhat blindsided” by the ban. While he works with American officials to lift visa restrictions, many wonder what the fallout of these restrictions will be. To learn more about the travel ban, check out this briefing created by our Africa Program: https://infogram.com/1t07gpvmq82w9qb8ee4o934ld9t3v961zm1

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