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Africa in Transition

John Campbell and Michelle Gavin track political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

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A UN worker monitors Congolese refugees who fled from Democratic Republic of Congo by boat across Lake Albert, upon arrival at United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in a settlement camp in Kyangwali, Uganda, March 19, 2018. James Akena/Reuters

Trump Administration Cuts Refugee Admissions Further

The Trump administration has announced that it plans to reduce refugee admissions to the United States next year from 45,000 to 30,000. This would be the lowest ceiling for refugee admissions since 1980. Read More

September 19, 2018

Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea's Teodorin Obiang Faces Trouble Abroad for Corruption, Again

Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue (nicknamed Teodorin), vice president of Equatorial Guinea, son of his country’s president, and heir apparent to that office, made headlines this week. According to media reports, authorities in Brazil seized some $16 million in cash and high-end watches from his delegation, where he had reportedly traveled for medical treatment. Brazilian law limits the amount of cash visitors can bring into the country to $2,400. 

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September 18, 2018

Nigeria
Corruption Denies Millions Access to Quality Education in Nigeria

Education in Nigeria is in dire straits, and many Nigerians are acutely aware and concerned. At present, Nigeria has the highest percentage in the world of children not enrolled in school, and it is much higher in the north of the country than in the south.

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September 17, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 8–14

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 8 to September 14, 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.  

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