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May 8, 2017

Nigeria
Chibok Release and Boko Haram’s Strategy

Boko Haram’s release of eighty-two girls to the Nigerian government appears to be part of its strategy to maximize the value of the Chibok kidnapping victims. According to The Guardian, Boko Haram su…

President Muhammadu Buhari sits with eighty-two freed Chibok girls.

April 21, 2011

Nigeria
CFR’s Campbell: Sounding the Alarm on Boko Haram

CFR’s John Campbell says deteriorating economic and social conditions in Northern Nigeria are behind the recurring upsurge in Boko Haram’s activity. Campbell cautions that the circumstances enabling …

April 29, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

A taxi passes an electoral poster for Cameroonian President Paul Biya in a market in Yaounde.

May 2, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 22 - April 28

 Weekly update on incidents of violence in Nigeria.

April 24, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 15- April 21

  Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 15 to April 21, 2017. This update also represents violence related to…

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April 3, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 25 – March 31

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 25 to March 31 2017. This update also represents violence related to Bo…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

April 10, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 1- April 7

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 1 to April 7, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

April 17, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 8 - April 14

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 8 to April 14, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Bok…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

March 20, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 11 - March 17

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 11 to March 17 2017. This update also represents violence related to Bo…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

April 20, 2017

Nigeria
Airport Reopens at Nigeria’s Capital

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja (the second busiest airport in the country after Lagos) reopened on April 18, after having been closed for six weeks since March 8 for runway repairs. Fo…

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport