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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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A Catholic devotee holds palm crosses to be blessed before a Palm Sunday mass at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Lagos, Nigeria on April 10, 2022 REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A Religious Dilemma

Nigerian Christians must decide whether to cut or thrust.  Read More

Kenya
Kenya’s Paradoxical Elections
Kenya’s next president will have to win more than just votes to gain legitimacy.
Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 23-29
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 23 to July 29, 2022.
Nigeria
Nigeria in Uncharted Waters
The contending scenarios as social order breaks down.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 16-22
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 16 to July 22, 2022. 
  • Nigeria
    Will Economic Collapse Precede Political Transition in Nigeria?
    Nigeria is staring down the barrel of financial bankruptcy.
  • Somalia
    Stranded Somali Soldiers Raise Questions About Horn Alliances
    Eritrean interests may be better served than those of Ethiopia and Somalia.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 9-15
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 9 to July 15, 2022.   
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    From Climate Change to Regional Security, the DRC Looms Large
    The future of the Democratic Republic of Congo is as consequential as the country is complicated.
  • Boko Haram
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 2-8
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 2 to July 8, 2022.