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October 16, 2019

Haiti
What’s Driving the Protests in Haiti?

Anti-government protests could mean humanitarian crisis in Haiti, a country with a long history of instability.

October 1, 2019

Nigeria
Hundreds of Men and Boys Rescued From Purported Almajiri in Nigeria

The Nigerian police recently rescued some three hundred men and boys, many of them chained, from a purported Islamic school in Kaduna, according to Reuters. Some of the victims said that their parents had brought them to the building thinking it was an Islamic school in the almajiri tradition, but there is apparently no indication that the building ever was, in fact, a school.

Boys and girls protest and look at the camera in Kaduna, Nigeria.

September 30, 2019

China
Democracy in Hong Kong

As China’s power continues to grow, some fear that the considerable autonomy Hong Kong has enjoyed over the last three decades could slip away.

Protesters wearing black carry black umbrellas and stand next to a white figure that looks like the Goddess of Democracy statue in Hong Kong.

August 28, 2019

United Kingdom
What Would a No-Deal Brexit Look Like?

The United Kingdom is set to crash out of the European Union on October 31 without an arrangement for what comes next.

Simon Dawson/Reuters

August 15, 2019

Political Movements
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood, once Egypt’s largest opposition movement and a standard-bearer for Islamist groups around the world, has been once again driven underground as Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has consolid…

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi protest in Cairo.

April 19, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kidnapped French Family Freed in Cameroon

While attention is focused on the manhunt for the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings, there is good news from West Africa. In a Paris news conference, French president Francois Hollande ann…

French President Francois Hollande (C) speaks with Cameroon's President Paul Biya (R) after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, January 30, 2013.

October 13, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
21 Nigerian Kidnapped Chibok Girls Freed

In the past, there have been numerous false reports that negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram would result in the freeing of some or all of the more than two hundred girls kidn…

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October 16, 2014

Nigeria
Cameroon Kidnap Victims Freed

Paul Biya, the president of Cameroon, announced on October 12 that twenty-seven kidnap victims have been freed and turned over to the Cameroonian authorities. The victims were kidnapped on May 16 and…

Cameroon Kidnap

December 27, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian Archbishop Kidnapped, Freed

Peter Akinola, retired primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and his driver were kidnapped the day before Christmas as he drove away from his office in Abeokeuta, Ogun state (in Yorub…

Nigerian policemen await the arrival of Inspector-General of Police Mike Okiro in Port Harcourt July 6, 2007

March 1, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Plagues and the Paradox of Progress

Teaching Notes for Plagues and the Paradox of Progress, written by CFR Senior Fellow Thomas J. Bollyky, in which he traces the rise and fall of infectious disease and the challenges and opportunities that unprecedented health achievements pose for our future.

Teaching Notes for Plagues and the Paradox of Progress