July 14, 2020Nigeria
Amotekun, known officially as the Western Nigeria Security Network, is funded by the governors and has the blessing of traditional Yoruba leaders. The Nigerian National Assembly is considering recognition and authorization of regional police forces.
July 9, 2020Nigeria
Nigerian army spokesmen have announced a series of successes against Boko Haram and that terrorism had been significantly weakened in the Lake Chad Basin. But such announcements lack credibility. …
July 8, 2020Demonstrations and Protests
There has been reporting on police brutality in enforcing COVID-19 restrictions, especially in Kenya and South Africa, where Western media is based. The popular African perception is that police brutality is the norm.
July 7, 2020Sub-Saharan Africa
Conventional wisdom is that Africa's rising middle class is the engine for economic and social development. However, on a continent of 1.3 billion people resident in more than fifty countries, this trope may obscure more than it illuminates.
July 6, 2020United States
International Criminal Court (ICC) President Chile Eboe-Osuji discusses the purpose and value of the ICC’s work and the ICC’s relationship with the United States.
July 6, 2020Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from June 27 to July 3, 2020.