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February 4, 2019

United States
Campaign 2020: John Delaney, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Someone had to be first. When it comes to the 2020 presidential campaign, that person is John Delaney. He’s certainly no Johnny-come-lately to the race. He declared his candidacy back on July 28, 201…

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April 23, 2019

South Africa
Despite Challenges, South Africa’s ANC Likely to Remain in Power

The African National Congress (ANC) has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid and the transition to “non-racial” democracy in 1994. It has won more than 60 percent of vote in every national election since, though its share of the vote has been steadily declining. In a country fractured by race in which blacks—about 80 percent of the population—are much poorer than whites—about 9 percent—race is the largest factor in voting behavior.

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April 22, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 13–19

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from April 13 to 19, 2019.

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April 19, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
The Ebola Vaccine Is Highly Effective in Eastern Congo

An experimental vaccine developed by Merck & Co is proving to be 97.5 percent effective at preventing Ebola. The World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts is now permitting the use of the vaccine based on its Expanded Access/Compassionate protocol for experimental vaccines. The vaccine is already protecting some ninety thousand people in the eastern Congo, where there has been a devastating outbreak of Ebola.

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April 18, 2019

South Africa
South Africa's DA Receives High Marks for Municipal Governance

In the run-up to South Africa’s national elections, the Democratic Alliance (DA) will receive a boost from the Good Governance Africa’s annual Government Performance Index. Good Governance Africa is …

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April 17, 2019

Nigeria
Boko Haram Evolves and Persists in Northeast Nigeria

The Shekau and al-Barnawi factions of Boko Haram continue to evolve and even grow. Changes in leadership and tactics raise questions about the extent of their affiliation with IS and overall stability, but they also indicate that the movement is far from defeated.

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April 16, 2019

Republic of Congo
The Daughter of Republic of Congo's President and a $7 Million Apartment in New York

Globa1 Witness, a non-profit corruption watchdog, is reporting that the daughter of Denis Sassou-Nguesso, president of the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), purchased an apartment for $7 million i…

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April 15, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 6–12

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from April 6 to 12, 2019.

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April 12, 2019

Mauritius
Mauritius Only "Very Stable" African Country, According to Fragile States Index

The Fund for Peace, a non-governmental organization, publishes each year its Fragile States Index. The index compares the social, economic, political, and security challenges facing 178 countries. Th…

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April 9, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
New Afrobarometer Data on Where and Why Africans Want to Migrate

Afrobarometer, a credible, pan-African polling organization, released new data on the desire to migrate in most African countries. How to respond to immigration in all its forms is a compelling political issue in rich countries, making the migration data especially relevant now.

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