Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies
Nigeria, South Africa, U.S. policy toward Africa, HIV/AIDS in Africa.
The Nigeria Security Tracker is an effort to catalog and visualize incidents of violence in Nigeria related to political, economic, and social grievances. This regularly updated, well-organized information captured through a rigorous survey of international and Nigerian press reports is intended to help policymakers understand with better precision the frequency, location, and types of violence that have continued to undermine Nigeria's stability.
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The United States has struggled to implement a coherent foreign policy toward sub-Saharan Africa even as strategic interests in the region have grown. Addressing issues of national security, development, trade, human rights, environment and natural resources requires stable, dependable and well-governed regional partners. However, corruption, poor governance, conflict, environmental degradation, widespread poverty and malnutrition, and HIV/AIDS continue to bring untold hardship to a large majority of the region's 800 million inhabitants and undermine core U.S. interests in democracy and development. The Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies Program Roundtable Series on U.S. Strategic African Partners seeks to foster discussion about how the United States can play a positive role in the region by strengthening the capacity of states to provide for their people and working with other African democracies on interests of mutual concern. The Africa Program has a special focus on Nigeria and South Africa because of their size and strategic importance.
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CFR Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies and author of Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink.
Crisis in Central African Republic: Three Things to Know
The violence in the Central African Republic has neighboring countries concerned as fierce fighting and a weak government threaten to propel the humanitarian crisis beyond the country's borders. John Campbell, CFR's Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, highlights three things to know about the crisis and what is needed for peace.
Press Conference USA / Africa Conflicts
Carol Castiel hosts Chief of VOA's Hausa Service, Leo Keyen and Ambassador John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, currently Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the root causes and implications of the conflicts in South Sudan and the Central African Republic as well as the ongoing insurgencies in Mali and Northern Nigeria.
The State of Conflict and Prospects for Peace in Africa
John Campbell spoke at the Brookings Institute about many of the problems in Nigeria, including Boko Haram's continued attacks and other armed groups in Northern Nigeria.
Books by John Campbell: Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink
John Campbell explores Nigeria's postcolonial history and examines the events and conditions that have carried this troubled giant to the edge. In the second edition he analyzes the breakdown of the political system and the emergence of Boko Haram.
Nigeria Security Tracker
The interactive Nigeria Security Tracker documents and maps violence motivated by political, economic, or social grievances.