Indigenous knowledge of spiritual protection could help fight crime.
The early Nelson comes across as a man consumed by insecurity and ambition, plagued by inner strife and anger.
A combination of Nigerian and Nigerien factors dim prospects of Ecowas military intervention in Niger.
Ethnic politics, the presence of foreign troops and the weaknesses of past responses to coups encouraged Niger’s recent military takeover.
For Nigeria’s new security chiefs to succeed, there is the need to depoliticise, demilitarise, and optimise operational capabilities of the armed forces.
A spiralling Sudan will affect peace and security in the Lake Chad Basin region, of which Nigeria is a member.
Nigeria’s new President Bola Ahmed Tinubu faces a number of challenges. But climate change cannot be ignored.
The ongoing war in Sudan poses security, humanitarian, political and economic challenges for Chad.
Nigeria’s debt profile is disturbing but shouldn’t hinder Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ability to tackle unemployment and poverty.
Fear has important consequences for how people vote, what they spend their money on, who they consider to be part of their communities, and who they treat as outsiders.
A lot is said about kidnapping for ransom in Nigeria but little is known about how families mobilise resources and deliver ransom to kidnappers.
Libya’s lost but found yellowcake poses no significant security risk but highlights the need for African countries to get their acts together in the area of nuclear safety and security governance.
Policies that reduce poverty, inequality and socioeconomic insecurity lower the incentive to engage in or tolerate terrorism.
Alternatives to violent policing already exist in the daily practices of Nairobi residents who don’t depend on the police for safety.
The insecurity in the area has serious implications for development and the well-being of people, especially young people.
What a new president needs to know as he takes the reins of a deeply divided and disillusioned country.
Chad fulfils all conditions to be affected by Islamist terrorism. But the threat so far comes from its neighbours, not from the inside.
Logistical challenges facing the 2023 elections remain huge given the number of political parties, the security environment and the number of contestants at various levels.
An expert on Nigerian political history explains why the 2023 elections are unique and critical.
Damage to the fragile Nigerian state is one possible fallout of mixing religion with politics.