Eremipagamo Amabebe is a writer, researcher, and editor currently based in Germany and the United States. She is interested in topics where politics, culture, and media intersect – in the past she has received grants to research Nigeria's “Nollywood” film industry and Germany's contemporary political cinema. She received her bachelor's degree from Columbia University, after which she spent a year as a visiting scholar at Humboldt University in Berlin and completed her master's in International Relations. Follow her on twitter here.
Latest posts by Eremipagamo Amabebe from November, 2010
Solomonsydelle reports that Nigeria has joined Brazil, South Africa, and 100 other countries in a category the World Bank refers to as “Middle Income.” She expresses her gratification that the nation has left the label “low income” behind, but wonders, “does this classification really mean anything?”
In 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, a prominent activist and outspoken critic of the oil industry in Nigeria, was executed along with eight of his associates. Saro-Wiwa was a hero for many Nigerians, and his execution inflamed the international community against the notoriously authoritarian regime of Sani Abacha and the practices of Royal Dutch Shell. Fifteen years after his death, bloggers reflect on his legacy.