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Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Keeping Islamic State out of Ghana

Ghana is ‘surrounded’ by other West African countries where the Islamic State group has a presence: Nigeria, Niger, and Chad. Following the news of the recruitment of Ghanaian youths by

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Boko Haram re-creating a caliphate in Africa?

Both Boko Haram and ISIS have emerged as serious security threats, which draw upon religious-historical ties to boost their images. ISIS is attempting to redraw the border of the Middle

International Security

The future of the Internet is at risk

The unprecedented growth of the Internet provides a serious risk to individuals, businesses, and governments, alike. In order to secure the future of the Internet, the world need to start

International Natural resources and energy

Five countries most affected by the oil price crash

Since June 2014, global oil prices have dropped by more than 50%. The drop could strongly affect the economic and political stability of these five oil exporting countries. Oil prices

Middle East/North Africa Security

Financial self-sufficiency fuels terrorist climate

The beginning of 2015 has been marked by further Islamic extremist activities with horrific attacks in Paris, Maiduguri, and Istanbul, to name a few. Aside from the mutual goal of

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Nigeria on the brink of political collapse?

Between falling oil prices and instability in the country’s north linked to a militant insurgency by Boko Haram, Nigeria could be on the brink of social and political collapse. Nigeria must

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

African energy producers face oil price pressure

While importing countries’ consumers are rejoicing at cheap oil prices, oil-producing countries in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe fiscal downturns from the drastic shift in the global oil market. With global oil

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s elections are expected to be highly contentious

With the ruling party facing a credible opposition for the first time since the restoration of civilian rule, Nigeria’s upcoming general elections are expected to be highly contentious. Risks will emanate

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Terrorism and oil price plague Nigeria ahead of election

Attacks from Boko Haram and dwindling revenue from oil are creating problems for Nigeria, and poor leadership is only making matters worse. However, Nigeria may have the chance for a

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Boko Haram poses threat to Nigeria’s stability

Boko Haram, fuelled initially by economic grievances, has vowed to destroy southern Nigeria’s Westernized economy, insisting that northern Nigeria hardly benefits from the roughly $50 billion a year the south receives