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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 November 2017

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Outlook for This Month December 2017

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Reports & Briefings

In The News

14 Dec 2017
Borrowing more may well provide some short term relief [for Zimbabwe], but it is important to see how this contributes to the long term solution as the country digs an even bigger debt hole. Daily News

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa
12 Dec 2017
In the last five years we've had a huge increase in the number of incidents [in Nigeria], the number of casualties and the bitterness that goes with it. In many areas it's like a no man's land. NPR

Nnamdi Obasi

Senior Adviser, Nigeria
7 Dec 2017
We have a date [for DR Congo's presidential election], and it is technically feasible to organise [them] for the end of next year. Whether it is politically realistic is another question. Financial Mail

Hans Hoebeke

Senior Analyst, Congo
7 Dec 2017
There is evident concern of growing instability and a frustration [in DR Congo] at the political blockage that is fueling popular frustration and the spread of violence in the country. New Europe

Richard Moncrieff

Project Director, Central Africa
3 Dec 2017
This is a dangerous moment [for Sudan]. By taking out [Darfur's powerful militia chief] Musa Hilal, [Khartoum] has pitched two Darfuri Arab clans against each other. AFP

Magnus Taylor

Analyst, Horn of Africa
2 Dec 2017
[Home-made bombs and attacks directly targeting Cameroon's security forces] can be explained by the radicalisation of the population in these regions due to the police repression and arbitrary killings. RFI

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Analyst, Cameroon

Latest Updates

Op-Ed / Africa

Bit by Bit, Uganda Is Laying the Groundwork for Future Unrest

Economically and politically, Uganda's government’s actions are leading to growing frustrations and lawlessness.

Originally published in African Arguments

Commentary / Africa

Three Critical African Elections

Delayed elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the stalled transition risks provoking a major crisis, are one of three critical African polls: the DRC crisis, the recent vote in Kenya and Zimbabwe’s election next year all have important implications for democracy and stability on the continent.

Interview / Africa

DR Congo's Deadlocked Crises

In an interview with ARD Africa Correspondant Alexander Göbel, Crisis Group’s Central Africa Project Director Richard Moncrieff discusses DR Congo’s many crises and how the international community can deal with the country’s ongoing political blockage. 

Originally published in Tagesschau

Op-Ed / Africa

EU’s Desire to Contain Migration Is Africa’s Opportunity

To calm citizens’ fears, Europe is ready to invest in better governance in Africa.

Originally published in POLITICO

Op-Ed / Africa

How Europe’s Panic over Migration and Terrorism Is a Big Opportunity for Africa

This week’s summit of African and European leaders in Abidjan is a chance to find a win-win solution.

Originally published in IRIN

Our People

Hans Hoebeke

Senior Analyst, Congo

Casie Copeland

Senior Analyst

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa
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Thibaud Lesueur

Consulting Senior Analyst, Central Africa

Thierry Vircoulon

Senior Consultant, Central Africa

Hans De Marie Heungoup

Analyst, Cameroon

Cynthia Ohayon

Former Analyst, West Africa
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Magnus Taylor

Analyst, Horn of Africa