History Repeating? Nigeria’s President on Extended Medical Leave

February 17, 2017

Geopolitical Monitor

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Summary

An absentee president has some worried Nigeria could be in for a wave of political instability right when that’s the last thing the country needs. The Nigerian economy has been reeling from the effects of a plunge in global energy prices, though it has seen some limited relief of late as prices undergo a modest recovery. In northeast Borno State, the long-running Boko Haram insurgency has been beaten back over the final months of 2016, but a spate of recent attacks serves as a grim reminder that the root causes of the conflict remain unresolved.

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