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Africa in Transition

Michelle Gavin, Ebenezer Obadare, and other experts track political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

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President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa addresses the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City, United States, on September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Zimbabwe’s Sanctions Smokescreen

Debates about sanctions obscure the real crisis in Zimbabwe.  Read More

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 10-16
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from September 10 to September 16, 2022. 
Nigeria
Will Obi Reinvigorate the Nigerian Labor Movement?
The alliance between Peter Obi and the Labour Party in Nigeria disguises a fundamental conflict in their political and economic outlook.
South Africa
Biden and Ramaphosa Need to Confront Transnational Security Concerns
The upcoming White House visit presents an opportunity to deepen monitoring and evaluation of bilateral collaboration on defense, intelligence, and law enforcement matters.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 3-9
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from September 3 to September 9, 2022. 
  • Nigeria
    Rule by Salary
    Public employee wages have become a blunt political instrument in the hands of many African governments.  
  • Ethiopia
    A Wounded Ethiopia
    Once celebrated as a regional power broker, Ethiopia today is a ripe target for opportunists
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 27-September 2
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from August 27 to September 2, 2022.
  • Kenya
    What Next for Kenya?
    Now affirmed by the Supreme Court, the Ruto administration will have campaign promises put to the test.
  • Russia
    Mikhail Gorbachev on the Streets of Accra
    The aftershock of the collapse of the Soviet empire reverberated from Cape Town to Cairo.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 20-26
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from August 20 to August 26, 2022.