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May 23, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Aliko-Dangote-Africa-Richest-Person Nigeria's Dangote, Africa's Richest Person, Became Rich at Home

Outside of business and financial circles, Dangote is not well known in the United States. Perhaps that is largely because his business interests—banking, cement, sugar, salt, agriculture, and manufacturing—are centered in Nigeria and Africa rather than overseas.

April 23, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorism-Security-Tracker Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 14 - April 20

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between April 14 and April 20.

April 18, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Emir-Kano-Sanusi-II Traditional Rulers Hold Real Power in Nigeria

Emir Muhammed Sanusi is more than a traditional religious leader and he enjoys much greater influence than do Indian maharajas today.

November 13, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Terrorists-Security-Tracker Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 4 - November 10

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between November 4 to November 10.

December 11, 2014

Kano Blast 1210 Who Is Responsible For The Upsurge in Terrorism in Kano, Nigeria?

Since mid-November there has been a flurry of terrorist attacks in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city, the metropolis of the northern half of the country, and an ancient center of Islamic culture. …

December 1, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa - Kano Bombing Kano, Nigeria, Mosque Attack Likely Aimed at Governor, Emir

The November 28 attack on worshippers at Kano’s Central Mosque killed at least 130, according to the Nigerian media. No group has claimed responsibility, though most observers appear to think it was …

July 31, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 22 - July 28

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 22 to July 28, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko…

June 16, 2017

Nigeria
Nigerian Corruption Exposed Goodluck Jonathan Nigerian Corruption Exposed

An important factor in the 2015 presidential victory of Muhammadu Buhari—the first time in Nigeria’s history that the opposition came to power through the ballot box—was the perception that the admin…

January 27, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Salafi Nigeria Salafism in Northern Nigeria Beyond Boko Haram

This is a guest post by Alex Thurston. Alex is the author of  Salafism in Nigeria: Islam, Preaching, and Politics, and is an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Ser…

November 21, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16 Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 12 – November 18

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November 12, 2016 to November 18, 2016. This update also represents violence …