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Cameroon’s Authorities Are Being Pressed on Two Fronts

Unified Focus 2017 tabletop exercise brings multinational collaboration to Cameroon, cc Flickr US Army Africa, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Separatist militants on one side; Boko Haram on the other.

Escalating Violence in Cameroon ahead of Presidential Elections

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Amid spiraling violence, Cameroonians will head to the polls in October to vote in an election that will be closely watched by the country’s Western allies.

Buhari’s Star Losing Its Shine ahead of Nigeria Elections

NigeriaRex, cc Flickr U.S. Department of State, modified, http://www.usa.gov/copyright.shtml

Fending off criticism over corruption, his poor health, and a worsening national security outlook, President Buhari’s path to reelection in February is anything but assured.

Farmer-Fulani Herdsmen Clashes Eclipse Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria


According to the Global Terrorism Index, Fulani militias are the fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world. So why has no one head of them?

Mugabe Legacy Looms over Upcoming Zimbabwe Elections

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Upcoming elections in Zimbabwe will be free, but whether they’ll be fair is another question entirely.

Ramaphosa Gets to Work on South Africa’s ANC

AfricaVote, cc Flickr Darryn van der Walt, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Here’s what to expect from President Cyril Ramaphosa as he tries to rescue the ANC’s electoral prospects for 2019.

African Union Rocked by China Spying Allegations

African Union Headquarters, cc Flickr Artyukh Igor, modified, public domain

Will the discovery of surveillance bugs in the AU's headquarters reverberate in wider China-Africa relations?

Cameroon Crisis Imperils Bilateral Relations, Cocoa Crop


A long-running linguistic dispute in Cameroon has now spawned a secessionist movement that’s imperiling both the country’s bilateral relations with Nigeria and its cocoa-growing heartland in the southwest.

UN Inaction Fuels Conflict in the Central African Republic

UNGrunge, cc Nicholas Raymond, modified, http://freestock.ca/flags_maps_g80-united_nations_grunge_flag_p1051.html

The UN needs to bolster its peacekeeping mission and make it more accountable if it wants to stop spiraling violence in the Central African Republic.

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