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November 14, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria

John Campbell and Matthew Page provide an overview of the politics, history, and culture of Nigeria, including the threat of Boko Haram and religious conflicts.

December 6, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Internally-Displaced-Persons-IDP-Congo-Africa New Report on Africa's Internally Displaced Persons

The new report, released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), concludes that in the first six months of 2017, an additional 2.7 million people have been internally displaced in Africa.

December 5, 2017

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe-Mnangagwa-President-Cabinet-Appointments Zimbabwe Cabinet Appointments Disappoint

Friends of Zimbabwe hoped that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s cabinet appointments would signal a shift away from the tyranny of deposed president Robert Mugabe. Instead, Mnangagwa’s appointments have signaled continuity, not change.

December 4, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorists-Security-Tracker Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 25 - December 1

This update represents violence in Nigeria and violence related to Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between November 25 to December 1.

December 7, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Fortresses-Counterinsurgency Boko Haram Conflict Enters Counterinsurgency Phase as Nigeria Erects “Fortresses”

The latest news from northeastern Nigeria is that the Nigerian army will erect fortresses around the region’s larger towns to prevent Boko Haram raids and allow farmers to tend their fields in safety. The military has now entered a counterinsurgency phase of the conflict.

December 1, 2017

South Africa
Mugabe-Zuma-Zimbabwe-South-Africa-President Mugabe Falls as Zuma Struggles to Hold on

Will Zuma be able to continue his control of the ANC party machinery at the December party convention? If he can, then Dlamini-Zuma will probably win the party leadership, buying Zuma the ability to fill-out his presidential term, which ends in 2019.

November 30, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Trump-Africa-Tillerson-Haley-Administration-Policy New Study on Trump Administration's Impact on U.S.-Africa Relations

The study, more than forty pages in length, is as much about the U.S. president and his administration as it is about Africa. It is a thoughtful and devastating critique.

November 29, 2017

Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe: Icon and Kleptocrat

Zimbabwe’s founding father, Robert Mugabe, ushered his country into independence, then established a tyrannical regime and presided over the destruction of the economy. He was ousted in a November pa…

November 29, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Odinga-Peoples-Assembly-Election-Kenyatta The Intransigence of Kenya’s Raila Odinga

Not only is Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to recognize the presidency of Uhuru Kenyatta, sworn in on Tuesday, he has announced that he will be sworn in as “the people’s president” at a December 12 ceremony in.

November 28, 2017

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe-Mugabe-Grace-Sally-Wife-Coup Two Wives, One Robert Mugabe

The Zimbabwe coupmakers are placing all the blame on Robert Mugabe's wife. Grace, however, was known for her shopping, not her politics, and her husband likely used her to try to hold on to power.