September 12, 2019Nigeria
On September 11, the Presidential Elections Tribunal rejected Atiku Abubakar’s petition, saying that he had failed to provide sufficient proof of fraud. Atiku Abubakar’s next step is to appeal to the Supreme Court. Defeated presidential candidates in the past have appealed to the Supreme Court, as they are entitled to do, but none have ever had an election overturned.
September 11, 2019South Africa
Mob attacks on foreign-owned shops in Johannesburg have damaged relations between South Africa and Nigeria. The Nigerian government has announced that it is evacuating some four hundred Nigerians from South Africa. The violence is being characterized as “xenophobic,” which, by all accounts, it is. But the story is more complicated, and aspects of it have roots in apartheid South Africa and the dislocations resulting from too-rapid urbanization.
September 10, 2019Cybersecurity
A fake LinkedIn account of a Sean Brown claiming to work for CFR highlights the issues with fake accounts.
September 10, 2019Election 2020
The Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have begun defining their approach to major foreign policy issues as they jockey for position in their parties’ primaries.
September 4, 2019Cybersecurity
There are more than enough reasons to keep Huawei equipment out of the core U.S. internet infrastructure.
August 29, 2019Central America
Washington is hoping it can force asylum seekers to stay south of the border.