January 12, 2018Donald Trump
During a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress on immigration matters on January 11, President Donald Trump asked why the United States should accept immigrants from Haiti and African states, which he characterized as “shithole countries.”
January 11, 2018South Africa
South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled that the parliament had failed in its constitutional obligation to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable for illegal expenditure of public money on his private compound, Nkandla, and gave parliament six months to put in place a mechanism for removing the president.
January 8, 2018Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between December 30 to January 5.
January 5, 2018Nigeria
In the past couple of months, the Buhari administration removed the commander of the operation against Boko Haram, Lafiya Dole, ostensibly for poor performance, announced a new "fortress" strategy to protect civilians, and earmarked $1 billion in funds for the conflict.
January 3, 2018Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between December 23 to December 29.
December 26, 2017Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and violence related to Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between December 16 to December 22.
January 4, 2018Zimbabwe
President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe ordered the return of Lesbury Farm to the white Smart family after they were forcibly evicted this June by the Mugabe administration.
December 27, 2017South Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa is elected the president of the party, and his victory shows the strength of the reform faction within the African National Congress, even if it is not absolutely predominant.
December 29, 2017Sub-Saharan Africa
The coalition may be an example of that elusive goal: an African solution to an African problem. It was created by five different governments that appear committed to meeting the challenges of military cooperation and coordination.