July 19, 2018Cameroon
Biya, at eighty-five years old, is seeking a seventh consecutive term that would extend his thirty-six-year rule as Cameroon's president until 2025.
July 18, 2018Donald Trump
At a NATO press conference, according to the media, he said, “Africa right now has got problems like few people would even understand,” and “It is so sad. It is so vicious and violent.”
July 17, 2018South Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa since January, was a close colleague of Nelson Mandela and regularly associates himself with the Mandela legacy and seeks to restore the late president’s values as South Africa’s lodestar.
July 16, 2018Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between July 7 and July 13.
July 12, 2018Nigeria
Government-sponsored IDP return to Bama would appear to be premature. But unfinished schools, medical facilities, and housing likely reflect the government’s administrative and bureaucratic capacity shortcomings, rather than a lack of political will or malicious intent.