April 4, 2019Nigeria
On February 7, the Federal High Court in Lagos issued a warrant for the arrest of Ayodele Oke, former director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and his wife Folasade following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Just before they were due to appear in court, they apparently left the country for "medical treatment," and the Nigeria media is not reporting where they are now. The EFCC has declared the couple wanted after their failure to respond to a court summons.
July 15, 2019Sustainable Development Goals (UN)
This week, representatives from UN member states meet to discuss progress on six goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
December 11, 2018South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa selected Shamila Batohi to the new national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) for a single ten-year term. As NDPP, Batohi will head the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which, as its name implies, determines who to prosecute and who not to prosecute on behalf of the state.
June 27, 2019Space
Policymakers should be careful not to focus to excess on the possibility of kinetic warfare in space.
July 3, 2019Iran
In a sign that anxiety about oil security of supply isn’t what it used to be, the Group of Twenty (G20) meeting broke up this week with no big joint statements regarding how to protect the freedom of…
July 3, 2019North Korea
Arms control and diplomacy are falling by the wayside as countries modernize arsenals and renew their focus on geopolitical competition.
July 15, 2019Cybersecurity
5G networks could revolutionize the digital economy, but with this opportunity come major cybersecurity challenges. A new Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Brief provides recommendations for policym…
June 14, 2019Nigeria
On June 4, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) elected Ambassador Tijani Muhammad-Bande its president for the 2019–2020 term. The presidency rotates between representatives of the five regional groups in …