Militant Islamist groups in Africa set a record pace of activity in 2019, reflecting a doubling of militant Islamist activity from 2013. Expanded activity in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin underscores diversification of threat from Somalia.
United Nations, Violent Extremism, ISIS, and Militant Islam
Africa, North Africa, Mozambique, Somalia, Sahel, and Lake Chad Basin
Increased attacks from militant Islamist groups in the Sahel coupled with cross-border challenges such as trafficking, migration, and displacement have prompted a series of regional and international security responses.
Security, Migration, Regional Cooperation, Trafficking, and Displacement
Progress toward institutionalizing the norm of presidential term limits in Africa has been mixed. Leaders in 5 countries have evaded term limits since 2015, bringing the number of countries lacking term limits to 18. In contrast, 21 African countries have upheld presidential term limits, and an additional 15 now have such limits on the books. These limits, in turn, have wide-ranging implications
Authoritarianism, Democracy, Political structure, Political stability, and Institutionalism
Africa, North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa