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September 11, 2017

Global Governance
Innovations in Global Governance

Greater resilience to nationalist rollback is most likely in arenas of global governance where national governments are less dominant. Some of the disruptors to global governance that led to innovation also promise resilience to national policy change.

September 19, 2017

Nigeria
CIA-US-Intelligence-Biafra-Nigeria-War Fifty Years Later: U.S. Intelligence Shortcomings in the Nigerian Civil War

The Nigerian Civil war, which lasted from July 1966 to January 1970, remains the most significant event in the country’s post-independence history in ways reminiscent of the American Civil War. In th…

September 18, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Security-Tracker-Boko-Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 9 - September 15

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 9 to September 15, 2017. This update also represents violence relate…

September 15, 2017

Rwanda
Paul-Kagame-Rwanda-UN-General-Assembly The Paradox of Rwanda's Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame, along with many other chiefs of state, will be visiting New York for the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly. President Trump is scheduled to host African heads…

September 14, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-oil-pipelines-theft-revenue The Trouble With Oil Pipelines in Nigeria

On Wednesday in Abuja, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) stated that in 2016, pipeline vandalism resulted in roughly 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) bein…

September 13, 2017

South Africa
Dlamini-Zuma-ANC-Jacob-Leadership-President 'Don't Underestimate Zuma'

For those in South Africa and elsewhere devoted to the rule of law, the supremacy of constitutional institutions over individual personalities, and repelled by corruption, South Africa’s President Ja…

September 13, 2017

South Africa
Zweli-Mkhize-ANC-South-Africa Update on South Africa’s Leadership Fight

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) chooses a new party leader in December. Jacob Zuma, the discredited incumbent, is no longer regarded as a credible option. Instead of running, he…

September 11, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Security-Tracker-Boko-Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 2 - September 8

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 2 to September 8, 2017. This update also represents violence related…

September 8, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator-Coons-West-Africa-CODEL Senator Coons on U.S.-Africa Relationship

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) visited Nigeria at the end of August, leading a bipartisan and bicameral Congressional delegation (CODEL). During that trip, the Senator delivered an important speech in Lagos…

September 7, 2017

Nigeria
China-Nigeria-Buhari-Keqiang-Infrastructure China Gives a Dam

The Nigerian government has announced that the China Civil Engineering Corporation will complete a huge hydropower plant in the Mambila region of Taraba state, a plateau near the border with Cameroon…