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October 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
President Buhari’s Cabinet List Announced

More than four months after he was inaugurated, and more than six months after President Buhari was elected, a partial list of his cabinet nominees has been made public. The senate president read alo…

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January 7, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Who Will Shape Nigeria’s Elite Politics in 2014?

Emmanuel Aziken has written a thoughtful analysis of some of the major political players in his article on December 30 in Vanguard. His pick: President Goodluck Jonathan, speaker of the House of Repr…

(Front seated, from L to R) Nigeria's Vice President Namadi Sambo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Anyim Pius Anyim attend the opening of the Presidential Power Reform Transaction signing summit in Abuja April 22, 2013.

June 16, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update June 5 – June 12

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from June 5 to June 12, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are inc…

The map depicts deaths by state. Nigeria’s northeastern states, particularly Borno and Yobe, have been hit the hardest. Source: Nigeria Security Tracker, powered by Tableau.

September 21, 2010

Nigeria
Electoral Violence in Nigeria

Overview In February 2015, the author wrote an update to this memo to reflect recent developments in Nigeria. Read the update. Elections in Nigeria scheduled for January 2011 may well be the fi…