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March 26, 2015

Nigeria
Nigeria’s High Stakes Elections

Africa’s most populous country is holding tight elections amid a fierce insurgency and plummeting oil revenues. There are concerns that the vote could trigger a new round of instability, writes CFR’s…

December 11, 2014

Nigeria
Can Nigeria Endure Falling Oil Prices?

Nigeria’s heavy dependence on oil revenues puts it in a risky position economically and politically, raising new concerns about instability in Africa’s most populous country, writes CFR’s John Campbe…

January 10, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Does Washington Have a Stake in the Sahel?

U.S. strategic interests in Africa’s Sahel have been marginal for decades, but there is a strong case for expanding ties with regional allies to quell a spreading security threat, write J. Peter Pham…

December 5, 2013

South Africa
How Mandela Changed South Africa

The country Nelson Mandela leaves behind remains racially divided with deep economic problems. But South Africa has also emerged as a robust democracy, writes CFR’s John Campbell.

July 3, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Obama’s Modest Inroads in Africa

President Obama laid out a notable agenda for Africa on his recent visit, refocusing U.S. attention on a continent many critics feel the White House has neglected, says CFR’s John Campbell.

June 24, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Obama’s Overdue Trip to Africa

President Obama’s weeklong visit to three African countries should reinforce trade and political ties and address some sentiments that the continent has been overlooked by the White House, writes CFR…

May 31, 2013

Nigeria
Nigeria

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, John Campbell explores Nigeria’s transition, which, though successful in moving from mili…

May 31, 2013

South Africa
South Africa

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, John Campbell explores South Africa’s remarkable transition to nonracial democracy alongs…

May 15, 2013

Nigeria
Escaping Nigeria’s Cycle of Violence

A state of emergency in Nigeria’s northeast signals that Islamist violence and the government’s brutal response have rendered the region ungovernable, says CFR’s John Campbell.

December 20, 2012

Nigeria
Boko Haram and Nigeria’s Pervasive Violence

The radical Islamist group Boko Haram has contributed to widespread and deadly violence in Nigeria, but the government sercurity services are also at fault, write CFR’s John Campbell and Asch Harwood.