Africa in Transition

John Campbell tracks political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 10 - March 16

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 10 to March 16, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.    Read More

March 16, 2018

South Africa
Former President Zuma Will Face Prosecution in South Africa

Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authority, announced on March 16 that Zuma will face sixteen charges of corruption and money laundering.

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March 15, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa's Billionaires

Annually, Forbes Africa identifies the continent’s billionaires. It includes the Mediterranean littoral as well as sub-Saharan Africa. Its list is restricted to billionaires who live in Africa or have their primary businesses there.

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March 14, 2018

Pulling Kenya Back From the Brink

The March 9 meeting about reconciliation between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga has, for the time being, pulled Kenya back from the brink. On news of the meeting, the Kenyan shilling rose against the U.S. dollar.

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