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

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USAPM: The Morocco and Algeria Dispute

Africa Program

This week's policy monitor examines the ongoing tensions between Morocco and Algeria and the fate of West Sahara.

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USAPM: Who Assassinated Thomas Sankara?

Africa Program

This week's policy monitor highlighted Burkina Faso’s former president, Thomas Sankara and the journey of his assassination 34 years later.

Latest News

Fake News and Vaccine Hesitancy

Temi Ibirogba interviewed

"Of course, social media creates opportunities for disinformation and misinformation, but I think this is where the social media companies' regulatory bodies should come in. ... The technology clearly does exist to monitor these types of things."

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

Temi Ibirogba quoted

Africa Program

“'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.'"

WPFW's Monday Morning QB: Kidnappings in Nigeria

Temi Ibirogba interviewed

Africa Program

"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."

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

Temi Ibirogba interviewed

Africa Program

"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."

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

by Temi Ibirogba

Africa Program

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.