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CrisisWatch Africa

CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.

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Trends for Last Month September 2017

Deteriorated Situations

CameroonEthiopiaKenya

Improved Situations

Mali

Outlook for This Month October 2017

Conflict Risk Alerts

Cameroon

Resolution Opportunities

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Reports & Briefings

In The News

16 Oct 2017
[Al-Shabab] won’t claim responsibility because of the massive civilian deaths, but this was definitely [their] operation. IRIN

Rashid Abdi

Project Director, Horn of Africa
12 Oct 2017
[Former Central Intelligence Organisation director-general Happyton Bonyongwe] is now in charge of Justice and of government business in [Zimbabwe's] Parliament – areas where he will require significant guidance. Daily News

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa
10 Oct 2017
The main risk [of the escalating violence in Central African Republic] is really to come back to a conflict like it was in 2013, very close to a kind of civil war. The Washington Post

Thibaud Lesueur

Consulting Senior Analyst, Central Africa
10 Oct 2017
[After the lifting of U.S. sanctions in Sudan] there’s been a lot of excitement among the Sudanese middle classes, even for things like getting a cinema. The sanctions have not been effective. The Hill

Magnus Taylor

Analyst, Horn of Africa
10 Oct 2017
The [Kenyan] political elites have really squandered the opportunity to consolidate the country's democracy. We may see clashes between protesters and police. It looks grim. Reuters

Murithi Mutiga

Senior Analyst, Horn of Africa
10 Oct 2017
[Kenya is] in uncharted waters. Both the opposition and ruling party need to show greater responsibility to find a settlement that allows the country to move. Associated Press

Murithi Mutiga

Senior Analyst, Horn of Africa

Latest Updates

Op-Ed / Africa

To Intervene or Not? China’s Foreign Policy Experiment in South Sudan Raises Questions

China’s growing involvement in South Sudan’s civil war differs from its past approach to non-interference, though there is debate on the long-term implications as its role in African, and global, security affairs expands.

Originally published in South China Morning Post

Briefing / Africa

A New Roadmap to Make U.S. Sudan Sanctions Relief Work

By 12 October, Washington will decide whether the steps Sudan has taken qualify it for lifting some U.S. sanctions. But to push forward afterwards will require a new roadmap that ties further sanctions relief and improved bilateral relations to political reform and human rights.

Op-Ed / Africa

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis is Escalating. Here’s How It Could Be Resolved.

Improving decentralisation countrywide would appeal to Anglophone protesters, but without seeming to give them special treatment.

Originally published in African Arguments

Report / Africa

Herders against Farmers: Nigeria’s Expanding Deadly Conflict

Propelled by desertification, insecurity and the loss of grazing land to expanding settlements, the southward migration of Nigeria’s herders is causing violent competition over land with local farmers. To prevent the crisis from escalating, the government should strengthen security for herders and farmers, implement conflict resolution mechanisms and establish grazing reserves.

Op-Ed / Africa

Cameroun : le risque d’embrasement de la crise anglophone inquiète les francophones

La crise ouverte voici presque un an dans les régions dites anglophones (Nord-Ouest et Sud-Ouest) du Cameroun persiste.

Originally published in Jeune Afrique

Our People

Comfort Ero

Program Director, Africa
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EJ Hogendoorn

Deputy Program Director, Africa
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Richard Moncrieff

Project Director, Central Africa
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Rinaldo Depagne

Project Director, West Africa

Rashid Abdi

Project Director, Horn of Africa
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Jean-Hervé Jezequel

Deputy Project Director, West Africa
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Nnamdi Obasi

Senior Adviser, Nigeria
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Elissa Jobson

Adviser, African Union Relations
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