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April 18, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Emir-Kano-Sanusi-II Traditional Rulers Hold Real Power in Nigeria

Emir Muhammed Sanusi is more than a traditional religious leader and he enjoys much greater influence than do Indian maharajas today.

April 17, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Politics-DA-Port-Elizabeth South Africa’s DA Struggles to Broaden Support Amid Zuma's Departure

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is the official opposition to the governing African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa’s parliament, and is struggling to grow its support now that Zuma is gone.

April 16, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 7 - April 13

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between April 7 and April 13.

April 13, 2018

Kenya
Kenya-Politics-Kenyatta-Odinga-Reconcile Podcast: The Poor State of Kenyan Politics

The personal and political rivalry between the two leading candidates, Kenyatta and Odinga, who are Kikuyu and Luo, respectively, has more to do with election-related violence than actual, historical grievances between different ethnic groups.

April 12, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Media-Journalists-Zuma South African Media Recognized for Exposing Zuma Corruption

Strong civil society, a free media, a sophisticated parliamentary opposition, and judges who regularly ruled against the government played interdependent roles in protecting South Africa’s democratic institutions.

April 11, 2018

West Africa
Nigeria-ECOWAS-Buhari-Headquarters-Abuja China to Build New ECOWAS Headquarters in Abuja

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and China have signed a memorandum of understanding in which Beijing will fund and build a new ECOWAS headquarters building in Abuja, Nigeria.

April 10, 2018

South Sudan
Sudan-Jimmy-Carter-Center-Guinea-Worm South Sudan Waves Goodbye to Guinea Worm

When the Carter Center began its campaign in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million cases worldwide. Present in ancient Egypt and mentioned in the Old Testament, Guinea worm is (or was) a scourge of the poor.

April 9, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 31 - April 6

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between March 31 and April 6. 

April 19, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Lagos-Economy-Unemployment Unemployment and Begging Across Nigeria

The World Bank, using International Labour Organization (ILO) data, estimated that the unemployment rate is 5.5 percent, but this likely varies dramatically within the country.

April 3, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Race-Racism-White-Woman-Sentenced Court Decision Shines Light on Race Relations in South Africa

There has been backlash among white South Africans. Some have argued that she was upset after having just been robbed (this was part of her defense in court as well), while others have complained that black insults and threats to whites—especially by political figures—have gone unpunished.