July 16, 2020Nigeria
International Crisis Group has issued a thoughtful evaluation of the effort by Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria, and Niger to coordinate their efforts against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin. The instrument is the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
July 15, 2020South Africa
In a nationwide broadcast on July 12, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he was reimposing the ban on alcohol and a curfew. Both measures were imposed earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic and were designed to ease the strain on hospitals.
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 9, 2020Human Trafficking
This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on human trafficking, in which CFR fellows and other leading experts assess new approaches to improve U.S. and global efforts to cur…
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 2, 2020Southeast Asia
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared in a televised address last week that Singapore would hold its next general election on July 10. Lee and other members of the long-ruling People’s Action Party…