September 16, 2020Coronavirus
Although testing efforts have detected over 1.3 million cases of COVID-19 across Africa, experts agree that limited testing capacity has masked the full extent of disease spread and hampered control efforts.
September 15, 2020Nigeria
In the face of apparently soaring levels of crime and violence, the Nigerian government has launched a community policing initiative. Abuja has set aside N13 billion (about $35 million) to fund the launch and is recruiting some 10,000 constables.
September 14, 2020Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from September 5 to 11, 2020.
September 10, 2020Nigeria
There are rarely any “quick wins” for MNCs in fragile and conflict affected environments like the Niger Delta, Nigeria, but the long term benefits of investing with foresight and knowledge can contribute to local and regional economies.
September 9, 2020Namibia
Dirk Mudge, who died of COVID-19, certainly deserves recognition for his commitment to bringing democracy and majority rule to Namibia.
September 8, 2020Nigeria
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from August 29 to September 4, 2020.
September 3, 2020South Africa
South Africa's African National Congress' National Executive Council, led by Cyril Ramaphosa, appears to have taken meaningful steps against corruption while at the same time strengthening the president's position within the party.
September 2, 2020Nigeria
The arrest and subsequent disappearance of Mubarak Bala, an avowed atheist from a prominent Muslim family, illustrates the fragility of human rights and the rule of law when an individual directly challenges the norms of conservative society in Nigeria.
September 1, 2020South Africa
This year there have been almost no cases of seasonal influenza in South Africa. South African experts attribute the steps taken against coronavirus as stopping flu in its tracks. The news is promising for the United States and Europe.