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    Virginia Comolli: Nigeria’s Unlikely Election - The Road Ahead

    07 April 2015.  By Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development Although the Nigerian presidential campaigns were only formally launched in November 2014, we have been awaiting the recent presidential elections for much longer. It all began roughly two years ago when speculation over whether President Goodluck Jonathan would seek re-election sparked controversy. Now, almost anti-climatically, the wait is over: with a lead of 2.5 million votes, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and retired general Muhammadu...

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    Maxime Humeau: Countering Ebola in Sierra Leone - the British military contribution

    20 March 2015.  By Maxime Humeau, Land Warfare Research Assistant In the spring of 2014, several West African countries reported of what was to become the widest and most lethal Ebola epidemic in history. By mid-July the spread of the virus in Sierra Leone had outpaced the infection in Guinea and Liberia combined. The amplifying emergency drove the United Kingdom to deploy a force of 750 uniformed personnel to the country on October the...

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    Tom Waldwyn: Asian naval exports to Africa on the rise

    13 March 2015.  By Tom Waldwyn, Assistant Research Analyst for Maritime Forces and Defence Industry On 12 March 2015 India successfully completed its first warship sale as Mauritius commissioned MCGS Barracuda into coastguard service at a ceremony attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 74m-long, ship, with a full-load displacement of 1,350 tonnes, was ordered in 2012 for US$58.5 million and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata, West Bengal.  Whilst India...

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    Countering Ebola in Sierra Leone: The British Military Contribution

    11 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Brigadier Steve McMahon
    Commander 104th Logistic Support Brigade, British Army
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 11 March 2015

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    19 February 2015.  The Ebola crisis; Defence economics;
    Kenya: Defence economics
    The Somali National Army: structural and operational developments; Operations and tactics; International training support

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    Hanna Ucko Neill: Burkina Faso - a warning for Africa’s strongmen

    14 November 2014.  Will a popular uprising in a relatively stable nation force other African leaders to rethink plans to extend their time in power?

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    Burkina Faso: a warning for Africa’s strongmen

    13 November 2014.  Will a popular uprising in a relatively stable nation force other African leaders to rethink plans to extend their time in power?

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    Virginia Comolli: A reality check on the Boko Haram truce

    21 October 2014.  Continuing attacks, a lack of specific detail and silence from leader Abubakar Shekau mean that reports of a Boko Haram ceasefire may be premature

  • News

    A reality check on the Boko Haram truce

    21 October 2014.  Continuing attacks, a lack of specific detail and silence from leader Abubakar Shekau mean that reports of a Boko Haram ceasefire may be premature

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    Sarah Johnstone: Senegal’s war on Ebola

    16 October 2014.  By Sarah Johnstone, Assistant Editor, Online It would be, former Senegalese prime minister Aminata Touré promised, a ‘not very diplomatic’ speech. However, her 2014 Oppenheimer Lecture on ‘Human Security and Conflict Resolution in West Africa’ was in the end more forthright and passionate than it was revolutionary. During her London visit, the politician from one of West Africa’s most stable nations was invited into TV and radio studios to discuss the...

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