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People displaced by recent fighting in eastern Congo wait for relief aid in Mugunga IDP camp outside of Goma, November 24, 2012. REUTERS/James Akena

Internally Displaced Continue to Grow in 2016

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have issued a report indicating that there were 31 million persons world-wide newly internally displaced in 2016. Read More

May 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram Likely to Kidnap Foreign Aid Workers in Nigeria

In early May, American and British authorities warned that Boko Haram intends to start kidnapping foreigners, most of whom would be aid workers in northeast Nigeria.

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May 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Peaceful African States

With the serious, headline-grabbing violence in the Central African Republic, Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan, it is easy to forget that there are peaceful countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Fund for Peace has just released its 2017 Fragile State Index. Using a standard matrix, the Fund for Peace rank-orders the world’s 178 states with respect to their vulnerability to collapse. It is no surprise that at the stop of the list – the most fragile – are Somalia (1) and South Sudan (2).

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May 23, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 13 – May 19

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 6 to May 12, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

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