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

AP Briefing: The African Ban

Africa Program


This briefing takes a look at how the 2020 travel ban, annouced on 31 January, affects African nations. President Trump expanded his 2017 travel ban by placing restrictions on half a dozen additional countries including Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, along with Tanzania, Eritrea and Sudan. 25% of Africa’s population will be affected by this ban including the continent’s most populous country and largest economy. The travel ban expansion contradicts the Trump administration’s policy initiative, Prosper Africa, which is meant to increase economic ties with the African continent as a way of competing with Russian and Chinese influence.

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

Temi Ibirogba interviewed


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


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

The Heat: International Investments in Africa

Temi Ibirogba interviewed


Africa Program

Temi discusses international investments in Africa from world powers such as China, Russia and the United States. She also highlights the current issues the continent is facing after an eventful 2019 and what these developments could potentially mean for investments.

Crackdown on civil society in Africa contributing to migrant crisis facing the world. Here’s why

by Temi Ibirogba


Africa Program

Capsized boats in the Mediterranean that were filled with distressed African families, corpses scattered along the hills of South America’s Darien Gap, and thousands of African refugees now stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border, are all consequences of the crackdown on civil society that is silently sweeping across much of Africa.

Straight Talk Africa: Russia-Africa Summit

Temi Ibirogba interviewed


Africa Program

In this episode of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores the significance of the First Russia-Africa Summit that took place in Sochi on October 23rd and 24th. His guests are Temi Ibirogba, Program and Research Associate of the Africa Program at the Center of International Policy, Richmond Danso, Doctoral Candidate and Teaching Associate at the Department of Political Science of Howard University and James Jonah, Former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs.Take a look and let us know what you think.

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