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August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

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March 16, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Radical Islamist Terrorism in West Africa

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and its affiliates launched an attack in Mali in November, one in Burkina Faso in January, and now in Ivory Coast over the past weekend. On March 16, Boko Haram…

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October 23, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Confronting the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

John Campbell, CFR's Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, discusses the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the global response to this health crisis, as part of CFR's Religion and For…

March 4, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

A taxi passes an electoral poster for Cameroonian President Paul Biya in a market in Yaounde.

February 17, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Food Insecurity: West Africa’s Turn

Last year, international attention was riveted by the near humanitarian disaster in the Horn and East Africa caused by prolonged drought. Relevant UN agencies and NGOs were able to mobilize the neces…

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August 9, 2011

Wars and Conflict
Guest Post: Reflections on West Africa

Supporters attend the launch of Senegal's controversial African Renaissance statue, April 3, 2010. (Eve Coulon/Courtesy Reuters) This is a guest post by Mohamed Jallow. He is an interdepartme…

Guest Post: Reflections on West Africa

November 6, 2017

Niger
Will the Niger Attack Shift U.S. Policy in West Africa?

An attack on Green Berets in southwest Niger has reignited a debate over U.S. policy in the region that stretches back decades.

Airmen unload a C-130J Super Hercules during a deployment at Agadez, Niger.

September 29, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ebola and West Africa: Three Things to Know

A greater international response is required to help West African governments overcome major logistical challenges in responding to Ebola, says CFR Senior Fellow John Campbell.

August 18, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
United States Foreign Policy Priorities in West Africa

The below remarks come from a speech delivered on August 16, at an Area Studies Seminar at the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Virgini…

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January 16, 2018

Egypt
Is War About to Break Out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West Even Notice?

Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.

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