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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice Prsident Yemi Osinbajo at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja, Nigeria August 19, 2017 after Buhari's return from extended medical leave in Britain. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via Reuters

President Buhari Returns Home

President Buhari returned to Nigeria on August 19 after over one-hundred days of medical leave in London. Various dignitaries gathered to greet him upon his arrival. The public aspect of President Buhari’s return was particularly important because it differed from that of an earlier predecessor, Umaru Yar’Adua. President Yar’Adua also underwent medical treatment abroad, in Saudi Arabia in 2009. Read More

August 21, 2017

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 12 - August 18

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 12 to August 18, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.  

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August 17, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Regional Challenges in the Wake of the Kenya Elections

Rachael Sullivan is a Master of Public Administration candidate at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She is a currently a Franklin Williams intern at the Council on Foreign Relations

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August 16, 2017

Silicon Valley, Silicon Allee, and…Silicon Lagoon?

Sabriyya Pate is the Franklin Williams Intern with the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The United States has Silicon Valley, Germany has Silicon Allee, and one day, Nigeria may have its very own Silicon Lagoon, right in the heart of the country’s oil-rich south. 

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