October 1, 2020Niger
Niger is a key partner of the U.S. in West Africa. The United States provides a range of assistance to Niger, but the country stands out because strategic-level reforms have been taken seriously by both the United States and the partner country.
September 9, 2020Namibia
Dirk Mudge, who died of COVID-19, certainly deserves recognition for his commitment to bringing democracy and majority rule to Namibia.
September 21, 2020Women and Women's Rights
Cases of gender-based violence have been rising since the outbreak of COVID-19, and businesses have a moral duty—and a financial responsibility—to act.
October 22, 2020Tanzania
On October 28th, Tanzania will choose a president and members of the country’s National Assembly. This year, few observers expect a fair vote, given incumbent President John Magufuli and his government’s weaponization of the law.
September 16, 2020Coronavirus
Although testing efforts have detected over 1.3 million cases of COVID-19 across Africa, experts agree that limited testing capacity has masked the full extent of disease spread and hampered control efforts.
October 23, 2020Nigeria
Western media is reporting that violence in Lagos—initially connected to protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit—is intensifying. President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on October 22, calling for protests to end.
October 20, 2020Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from October 10 to October 16, 2020.
October 19, 2020Nigeria
Following nationwide demonstrations—first against the elite Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and then the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit, its successor—the Buhari administration has abolished the former and promised wide-ranging police reforms.