October 19, 2020Nigeria
Following nationwide demonstrations—first against the elite Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and then the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit, its successor—the Buhari administration has abolished the former and promised wide-ranging police reforms.
October 19, 2020Disasters
Disaster preparedness is hard, expensive, time-consuming and often thankless work. Failure to invest in it can be catastrophic, however.
October 19, 2020Election 2020
The 2020 U.S. election is threatened by pandemic-related disruptions as well as long-standing weaknesses that could undermine its legitimacy. How will international election observers judge the proce…
October 16, 2020Nigeria
Nigerian youths are once again on the streets protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). On social media, many young Nigerians recount stories of brutality, abduction, extortion, extrajudicial killings and false imprisonment.
October 15, 2020Education
Council on Foreign Relations 10/15/2020 Higher Education Webinar: Introduction to World101
October 15, 2020Sub-Saharan Africa
As the coup in Mali shows, military seizures of power have not disappeared entirely. Nevertheless, the old style of coups has become rare in Africa. More common now are incumbent chiefs of state using different, more subtle methods to stay in power.