Topic: Alex Thurston
Preliminary results indicate losses for the People's Democratic Party, but President Goodluck Jonathan, a PDP member, could still win.
04/11/2011 02:28 pm
The creation of Jubaland/Azania was driven by the need to fight the Al Qaeda-linked militant group, Al Shabab, but it's unclear whether the new region will be able to do that effectively.
04/06/2011 05:02 pm
There are five countries in East and West Africa slated for elections in the near future. Guest blogger Alex Thurston outlines out the issues at hand in each election.
04/05/2011 04:18 pm
Successful elections signal that Niger's democratic transition is going well, but incoming president Mahamadou Issoufou will face a number of challenges: drought, famine, and Libya fallout, to name a few.
03/23/2011 05:15 pm
Like other sub-Saharan African countries such as Uganda, Burkina Faso’s government seems nervous about the possibility of a protest movement gaining steam.
03/16/2011 05:43 pm
Nigeria's incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan received an endorsement from a prominent northern politician that could be critical for the southern-born candidate in the April 9 presidential election.
03/10/2011 01:40 pm
Libya's sub-Saharan African population has gotten a lot of attention. They're not all mercenaries and they aren't just from one or two places.
03/07/2011 03:16 pm
George Athor, leader of a rebel militia in South Sudan, has broken his ceasefire with South Sudan's military, fracturing the future country at the time it most needs to be unified.
03/04/2011 12:54 pm
Muammar Qaddafi is likely relying heavily on African mercenaries, but if Libya falls to the anti-Qaddafi protesters, they're the ones who will have to figure out what to do with them.
02/28/2011 03:16 pm
Some leaders in sub-Saharan Africa are taking swift action against protests and fear of reprisal is likely to keep potential demonstrators quiet.
02/18/2011 02:10 pm