Category: Africa

Perfect sandstorm? High stakes in the Sahel

     

There is only one region in which Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and ISIS have all emerged as major threats – the Sahel. United Nations secretary-general Ban… Read more »

Deciphering Nigerian president’s legacy

     

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization forged in the fires of the U.S. civil rights movement, has honored former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for his contributions to human rights and freedom, Global… Read more »

CAR communal solidarity against violent extremists

     

  In a starling display of communal reconciliation in the Central African Republic, Muslim and non-Muslim communities in Bangui marched between two rival neighborhoods in an “inter-community tour” organized by… Read more »

Money and media problems marred elections in 2015

     

  Flawed and failed elections around the world last year were manipulated through vote rigging and corruption, intimidation, and violence, according to new evidence from the Electoral Integrity Project: Political… Read more »

Exploiting Disorder: al-Qaeda and the Islamic State

     

  A purely military approach to countering violent jihadist extremism risks entrenching the resentment and victimization of Sunnis and deepening chaos, according to a new report from the International Crisis Group (ICG). The… Read more »

What Works in Preventing Election Violence

     

Targeted peacebuilding efforts are frequently used to prevent election violence, notes Jonas Claes (right), a senior program officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace, conducting research and analysis on the prevention… Read more »