Regional Overview: Africa
12-18 April 2020

Last week in Africa, the Government of National Accord (GNA) made strategic gains against the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Libya, despite the ongoing bombardment of Tripoli. Meanwhile, dozens of Boko Haram militants died under uncertain circumstances while in prison in Chad. State forces once again employed lethal force during the enforcement of coronavirus measures…

Regional Overview: Africa
22-28 March 2020

In Africa during the last week of March, state forces increasingly employed violence to enforce coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile, ongoing Islamist insurgencies had key successes in several countries. Boko Haram launched deadly assaults on state forces in Nigeria and Chad, as militants made significant gains in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado. Elsewhere, voting was met…

Togo: Another Wave of Demonstrations Washes over Gnassingbé’s Regime

Demonstrators took to the streets ahead of the December 20th legislative elections. They are calling for constitutional limits on presidential and legislative terms, a revival of the National Independent Electoral Commission, and other political reforms (Africa News, 6 December 2018). The resurgence of public demonstrations in Togo adds yet another iteration of the cycle of…