Nick Raffey discusses Canada’s role in combating Boko Haram militants in Niger while highlighting potential threats in the region.
With the first famine in six years being declared in South Sudan, Jacqueline Hicks examines its causes as well as the greater global food security crisis.
The resolution of The Gambia’s recent electoral crisis is a victory for democratic transitions of power in Africa. It remains to be seen if other countries in the region can replicate its success.
In 2016, Nigeria experienced its first economic downturn in the last 20 years. Problems with oil production and bad loans in Nigerian banks may be leading to a currency crisis.
Boko Haram is an extremist group located in West Africa: in Nigeria and pockets in Chad, Cameroon and Niger. The group swore allegiance to ISIS in 2015, veering away from original ally Al-Qaeda. They have committed atrocities such as kidnapping tourists, suicide bombings, and gunning down officials in West Africa. The ultimate aim for […]
Violent insurgents and falling oil prices are creating a vicious circle for Africa’s largest economy.
As the price of oil continues to drop, our Research Analysts and Program Editors look at its global effects.