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Africa in Transition

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

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Demonstrators hold a protest to denounce the United States stance on the conflict in Ethiopia, outside the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. on November 8, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Ethiopia: External Leverage to Stop Conflict in Short Supply

The United States and other outside actors face long odds in their attempts to bring the warring parties in Ethiopia's conflict to the negotiating table. Read More

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 13–19
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from November 13 to November 19, 2021.
Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 6–12
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from November 6 to November 12, 2021.
Sub-Saharan Africa
Meaningful Climate Action Requires Taking Africa’s Needs Seriously
Climate policy should be an integral facet of relations between Africa and the West.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 30–November 5
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from October 30 to November 5, 2021.
  • Sudan
    Sudan’s Coup Leaders Continue to Hold the Country Hostage
    Sudan's military leaders are prioritizing their own interests over that of their country. International actors should pressure the regime by raising the cost of doing so.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 23–29
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from October 23 to October 29, 2021.
  • Ethiopia
    One Year On, Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict No Closer to Political Solution
    Ethiopia's outlook a year on from the start of the Tigray crisis is increasingly dire.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 16–22
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from October 16 to October 22, 2021.
  • Sudan
    Sudanese Military Leaders Seize Power, Dissolve Transitional Government
    The coup in Sudan shows that the military members of the transitional government were never truly committed to implementing democracy in the manner sought by protesters who forced Omar al-Bashir from power in 2019.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 9–15
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from October 9 to October 15, 2021.