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October 18, 2010

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Pre-Election Tensions

Nigerian President Jonathan’s mishandling of the aftermath of a lethal car-bomb incident could spell heightened regional tensions in the lead-up to elections early next year, says CFR’S John Campbell.

April 13, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Justice and Accountabilty: Kenya and Uganda

Kenya's Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta (L, back row), Cabinet Secretary Francis Muthaura (2nd L, front row), and former police chief Hussein Ali appear (2nd R, front row) at the International Cr…

Justice and Accountabilty: Kenya and Uganda

March 21, 2007

Nigeria
MEND: The Niger Delta’s Umbrella Militant Group

Backgrounder: MEND has gained global notoriety by disrupting oil supplies in the Niger Delta.

October 4, 2011

Politics and Government
International Criminal Court to Investigate War Crimes in Ivory Coast

Dogbo Ble Brunot (C), a general loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo, is detained by soldiers from the pro-Outtara Republican Force of Ivory Coast (FRCI) in Abidjan, April 15, 2011. (STR New/Cour…

International Criminal Court to Investigate War Crimes in Ivory Coast

February 28, 2013

The World Next Week: Kenyans Vote, Italy Awaits a Government, and the Sixtieth Anniversary of Stalin’s Death Is Marked

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Kenyan elections, the scramble to assemble a new government in Italy, and the sixtieth anniversary of Stalin’s death. [audio: http://ww…

Eight Kenyan presidential candidates participate in the second presidential debate at Brookhouse School in Nairobi (Joan Pereruan/Nation Media Group/Courtesy Reuters).

February 9, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: Civil Servants Unpaid, Journalists Threatened, Boko Haram and MEND Bombing

Over the past week there have been curious Nigerian developments. The government has been unable to pay its civil servants and is now a month in arrears. The explanation has been that the Nigeria Nat…

Farm produce are seen with burnt patches after a blast at Gomboru local market on Monday, in Nigeria's northern city Maiduguri February 7, 2012.

February 26, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Polls Show Kenya Presidential Contest in Dead Heat

Kenya goes to the polls on March 4 with Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga the only credible presidential candidates. The Ipsos Synovate poll shows that Kenyatta is ahead with 44.8 percent of the vote t…

THIKA, Kenya A policeman controls supporters of Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga, presidential candidate of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), during Odinga's campaign rally in Thika town, 40 km (25 miles) from Nairobi, February 26, 2013.

December 30, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tracking the Traffickers: Stopping the Wildlife Trade at its Source

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. On December 8, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, announced the creation of t…

Ivory Transport

December 1, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Pope Offers ‘Home Truths’ About African Elites

In November during a Nairobi, Kenya slum visit, Pope Francis used plain language to express home truths about African elites. According to UK media the Pope ascribed the “injustices” suffered by the …

Pope Francis

June 23, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Massive Ivory Shipment Seized in South Sudan

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Last week, authorities at Juba International Airport seized nearly a ton and a ha…

Ivory Seizure S Sudan