Africa’s enduring challenges and vast opportunities continues to focus the minds of governments, civil society, and private corporations alike. Drawing on the continent’s complicated history, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Africa program examines this growing strategic and economic importance. It seeks to provide policymakers, the business community, and the general public with a deeper and more nuanced understanding of African political and socio-economic developments.
The Council on Foreign Relations's Nigeria Security Tracker is an effort to catalog and map political violence based on a weekly survey of Nigerian and international press. The data presented includes violent incidents related to political, economic, and social grievances directed at the state or other affiliative groups (or conversely the state employing violence to respond to those incidents.)