The Nigerian case highlights the challenges of local-level stabilization efforts while working with a host government that lacks political commitment, capacity, and coordination.
The G5 Sahel Joint Force shows that improvised security initiatives are becoming more common in Africa.
The Nigerian government has rolled out big-budget programs with the stated aim of helping small businesspeople, but these schemes are more often used by corrupt officials to help themselves.
Small businesses are vital to Nigeria’s economy. Yet institutional corruption trickles down and stymies their growth, hindering the country’s economic development.
African illegal migrants are entering Yemen in greater numbers, despite the ongoing war there.
By mediating conflicts and combining their assets in the Horn of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are slowly cementing an arc of political influence across the region.
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
Boko Haram’s resilience highlights the limits of a purely military solution to Nigeria’s conflict. A broader demobilization, rehabilitation, and reintegration strategy is necessary.
China’s strategic interests in Nigeria are deeply intertwined with the country’s complicated conflict landscape, and Chinese commercial activities have both constructive and potentially destabilizing effects on Nigeria’s peace and security.
Despite the possibility for real democratic change, Zimbabwe’s July election has elevated another despot in Mugabe’s mold.