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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 man and police officer pass one other while carrying petrol containers at a station in Abuja, Nigeria on February 15, 2022. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Policing Breakthrough in Nigeria

The nascent elite consensus around state police is an important milestone on the path to true federalism. Read More

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.
Nigeria
Nigerian Higher Education at a Crossroads
The Nigerian government and university professors stare each other down as the fate of the country’s tertiary education hangs in the balance.
Immigration and Migration
Is Western Policy on Migration Holding Africa Back?
More than a generous immigration policy, Africa desperately needs help holding on to its precious human capital.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 13-19
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from August 13 to August 19, 2022.
  • Kenya
    Taking Stock of the Kenyan Election
    With a divided electoral commission and legal challenges in the works, Kenya’s presidential election is neither the disaster some feared, nor the unambiguous success hoped for by champions of democracy.
  • Nigeria
    Massive Borrowing Puts Nigeria’s Future at Risk
    The country’s bloated debt portfolio is the outcome of decades-long economic mismanagement.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 6-12
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from August 6 to August 12, 2022.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
    Biden Signals Policy Reset, but African Leaders Must Meet Washington Halfway
    African leaders must hold the United States to its vow, even as they put their own house in order.
  • Nigeria
    Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 30-August 5
    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 30 to August 5, 2022.  
  • Nigeria
    A Religious Dilemma
    Nigerian Christians must decide whether to cut or thrust.