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Biafra Heats up as Trials Resume, Elections Loom, and Kanu Is Still Missing

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:51:11 EDT

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) is one of several groups seeking to revive republic of Bi(image)

Liberal World Order, R.I.P.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:22:44 EDT

NEW DELHI – After a run of nearly one thousand years, quipped the French philosopher and writer V(image)

Uproar Over Parliamentary Salaries in Nigeria, Again

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:34:54 EDT

In the run up to national elections (scheduled for 2019), there is once again uproar over the siz(image)

Thailand’s (Possible) Election: A Plethora of Parties Register, But Will Politics Actually Change?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:52:52 EDT

Although Thailand’s ruling junta has put off elections for years, since seizing power in its May(image)

Former President Zuma Will Face Prosecution in South Africa

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:18:39 EDT

Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authorit(image)

Pulling Kenya Back From the Brink

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:07:50 EDT

The March 9 meet(image)

Kenyatta and Odinga Call for Reconciliation in Kenya

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:26:39 EST

In a joint press conference on March 9, President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odin(image)

President Ramaphosa's Positive Cabinet Reshuffle in South Africa

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:01:06 EST

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s(image)

Buhari's Bid for a Second Term Faces Opposition

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:14:14 EST

The Nigerian political class is deeply engaged in one of its favorite party games: speculating ab(image)

An $80 Million Yacht, a $50 Million Apartment, and Nigeria’s Former Oil Minister

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:47:12 EST

Laundering money by purchasing real estate in foreign countries is an old song.(image)

The State of President Ramaphosa’s Nation

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:49:59 EST

Dr. Cedric L.(image)

Renewing U.S.-South Africa Relations Under President Ramaphosa

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:43:03 EST

This is a guest blog post by Anthony Carroll.(image)

Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf Awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:40:47 EST

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation(image)

What to Know About Italy’s 2018 Elections

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:38:19 EST

Introduction Italy’s 2018 national elections could deliver a stable government for the(image)

Walking Away From World Order: Weighing Trump’s First Year of Foreign Policy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:45:35 EST

“Nobody really knew what to expect when Donald Trump became U.S. president.(image)

Timeline: Zuma's Departure Draws Nearer

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:23:19 EST

The impending departure of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa was expected following the def(image)

Thailand’s Junta Faces Mounting Pressure

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:17:41 EST

The ruling junta in Thailand, which seized power in May 2014, has repeatedly delayed holding elec(image)

Timeline: Opposition Grows as Zuma Remains in Office

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:16:15 EST

The impending resignation of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa was not necessarily unexpect(image)

Kenya Enters Dangerous Territory

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:03:31 EST

The administration of President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to rival Raila Odinga’s “inauguratio(image)

Podcast: "State Capture" in South Africa

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:50:41 EST

Crispian Olver, a former senior South African government official, long-time ANC activist, and au(image)

Somaliland: The Horn of Africa’s Breakaway State

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:54:03 EST

Introduction Somaliland has been a self-governing region of Somalia for more than two d(image)

Mexico's Voters Have Bigger Problems Than Trump

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:18:58 EST

To (image)

Kenyatta Government Declares Odinga's NRM "Criminal"

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:36:01 EST

Following the January 30 “inauguration” of Raila Odinga as an alternative president of Kenya, the(image)

Raila Odinga Sworn in as Kenya’s “People’s President”

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:41:20 EST

As he has long said he would do, Raila Odinga had himself(image)

What the Global Elite Can Learn From Donald Trump

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:26:08 EST

Most years, the late-January gathering of the world’s political, business and financial heavyweig(image)

Assessing the 2018 Women's March

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:44:59 EST

This blog post was co-authored with Anne C(image)

Narendra Modi at Davos

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:47:56 EST

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first to visit the World Economic Forum in more than tw(image)

Former President Obasanjo Excoriates Nigeria's Politics, Proposes New Path

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:55:25 EST

Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s military chief of state from 1976 to 1979 and its civilian president(image)

Egypt's Putinesque Election

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:32:23 EST

With an election looming, the incumbent president arrests and disqualifies all possible opponents(image)

Easing Zuma Out of the South African Presidency

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:11:42 EST

According to some South African media outlets, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Afri(image)

Zuma’s Commission on State Capture: Progress or Politics as Usual?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:01:00 EST

Tyler McBrien is a research associate for education at the Council on Foreign Relations. (image)

Southeast Asia’s Press Freedoms Collapse: 2018 Could Be Worse for Southeast Asian Democracy Than 2017

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:39:26 EST

As I noted late last year, 2017 was a disastrous year for democracy in Southeast Asia.(image)

South African Parliament Reviews Way to Remove President

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:23:08 EST

On December 29, South Africa's Constitutional Court(image)

As China Extends Its Influence Abroad, When Does Influence Become Interference?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:29:51 EST

Over the past six months, debates have grown in Australia and New Zealand about whether China is(image)

The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Doomed

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:20:06 EST

This article was originally published at (image)

Oil and the Iran Protests

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:08:12 EST

It doesn’t take much these days to remind oil traders that Middle East geopolitical risk can rais(image)

Events in Southeast Asia to Watch in 2018

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:48:59 EST

Part One(image)

Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:08:14 EST

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S.(image)

Populism Looms Over Latin America's Election Year

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:31:31 EST

In 2018, nearly two out of every three Latin Americans will head to the polls to elect new leader(image)

Cyber Week in Review: December 22, 2017

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:50:29 EST

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have mis(image)

Beware Chinese Influence but Be Wary of a China Witch Hunt

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:36:04 EST

The recent spate of articles and books on rising Chinese influence in the(image)

Split in South Africa’s National Congress May Not Last

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:43:17 EST

On December 21 the results were announced of the election of the African National Congress’s Nati(image)

Democracy Is Not the Cure for Terrorism

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:42:25 EST

This article was originally published (image)

South Africa’s Ramaphosa is the “Man of the Hour,” Despite the Zuma Cronies

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:08:44 EST

The euphoria among South Africa’s friends over the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of th(image)

Lord Lugard Created Nigeria 104 Years Ago

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:52:30 EST

Jack McCaslin is a research associate for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Rel(image)

Somaliland Peacefully Elects and Swears In Another President

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:23:18 EST

Jack McCaslin is a research associate for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Rel(image)

Nigeria Is Not Corrupt, Nigerians Are Corrupt

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:53:46 EST

Ayobami Egunyomi is a Franklin Williams intern for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Fo(image)

The ANC's "Top Six" in South Africa

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:55:21 EST

With the drama of the horse race between Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for the presi(image)

For Clues on How to Address China’s Growing Political Influence Strategies, Look to Australia

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:31:50 EST

Part of a Series of China’s Growing Influence Within Democratic Societies(image)

Cyril Ramaphosa Wins ANC Leadership Race in South Africa

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:08:06 EST

Cyril Ramaphosa’s(image)