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January 16, 2018

Donald Trump
Trump-Africa-Shithole-Foreign-Policy-China-Russia African Anger Builds Over President Trump’s Racist Comments

His racist and anti-African rhetoric is likely to strengthen the hand of those in Africa that would see their countries turn away from the West and towards more authoritarian governments, like those of Russia and China.

January 16, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorists-Security-Tracker Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 6 - January 12

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between January 6 to January 12.

January 12, 2018

Donald Trump
President-Trump-Immigration-Dreamers-Africa-Nigeria President Trump Attacks African and Haitian Immigration to the United States

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, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Jacob-Zuma-Constitution-President-Removal South African Parliament Reviews Way to Remove President

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 10, 2018

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe-Mnangagwa-Mzembi-Mugabe-Grace Mnangagwa Tightens the Screws in Zimbabwe

In the short term, Mnangagwa’s strategy of economic liberalization while maintaining Mugabe’s illiberal political system (despite some new faces at the top) is likely to succeed.

January 8, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 30 - January 5

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between December 30 to January 5.

January 5, 2018

Nigeria
Abuja-Boko-Haram-Chibok-Nigeria Abuja is Taking Boko Haram Seriously

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, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorists-Security-Tracker Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 23 - December 29

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between December 23 to December 29.

January 10, 2018

Human Rights
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2018. To Strengthen Trump’s National Security Approach, Promote Human Rights

In a series of tweets on New Year’s Eve, President Donald J. Trump expressed strong support for Iranians protesting against their autocratic regime. He added that the United States would be “watching…

December 26, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Security-Tracker-Boko-Haram-Terrorism Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 16 to December 22

This update represents violence in Nigeria and violence related to Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between December 16 to December 22.