Interviews & Videos

1) My interview with Channels TV, reviewing some of the gains and commitments secured during the recently concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa Summit, May 7 – 9 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria.


2) I participated in Aljazeera English’s Expert Roundtable Discussion on ‘Why Has Nigeria Failed to Contain Boko Haram?‘ published on 15 July 2014


3) I spoke to Andrew Walker, in this report for Foreign Policy on the abduction of school girls in Chibok and the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. The report’s title is ‘100 Days of Violence, Rumours and Loss‘ published on 25 July 2014


4) My interview with BBC Focus on Africa on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa. It was broadcast on 24 September 2014


5) I participated in the BBC World Service’s World Have Your Say radio programme to discuss the abduction of school girls from Chibok Nigeria by Boko Haram, 6 months after the incident. The programme is available HERE.


6) My presentation on the fragmentation of political cohesion and the ‘Boko Haram’ insurgency at the Africa Research Institute (ARI) London, in October this year, is out. It is 21 minutes long. Enjoy.


7) My interview with BBC Focus on Africa on Boko Haram attacks in Baga, Borno in North-East Nigeria. It was broadcast on 12 January 2015.


7 thoughts on “Interviews & Videos

  1. Zee, I wish I can be like you. I so much like reading alots but my problem is inconsistency. I just like the way you plan this your summer readings really wish could be as organized.

    • Hi Mustapha, trust me, I’m probably not as organised as I sound. 🙂 You can also do this really, you just have to create time for it, it’s do-able. If you try to get one or two hours at least every two days, you’d be surprised at how much material you can cover. Good luck!

  2. Hi Zainab, I’m so very impressed both by your passion for knowledge and your application of same. Believe me, having gone through med school, i can attest that acquiring knowledge is one thing and the greater achievement is application of knowledge which you have done so very well.
    I’m incredibly proud of you and hope to meet you in person some day again.
    Wish you Allah’s baraka.

  3. First of all i would like to thank Allah almighty for creating you in equal measure especially in your articulations. Many or some of us know about details of many things in Nigeria but i haven’t seen any person male or female in Nigeria’s young generation with your depth or decorrance in delivery. If we were expected to nominate a minister in the federal republic from Nigeria’s teaming youth you have my vote if its up to me. You remind me of one of the new ministers who is coincidentally your name sake Zainab Ahmed Shamsuna. I can only imagine the crowd or mails you receive globally so only a machine or app can keep up with your fans, so sorry for our lack of understanding when you don’t reply to us all or on time, Stay blessed and God protect you / your message of hope to Nigeria.

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