John Campbell

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Campbell tracks political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update July 12 – July 18

by John Campbell
The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 11 to July 18, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker. Read more »

Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update July 5 – July 11

by John Campbell
The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 5 to July 11, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker. Read more »

Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update June 28 – July 4

by John Campbell
The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from June 28 to July 4, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update June 21-27

by John Campbell
The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from June 21 to June 27, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update June 15-20

by John Campbell
The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from June 15 to June 20, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker. Read more »

Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update June 5 – June 12

by John Campbell
The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from June 5 to June 12, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker. Read more »

Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update May 29 – June 5

by John Campbell
A policeman sitting at the back of a truck makes a phone call before the start of a speak-out session of "bring back our girls" rally in Lagos, June 7, 2014. (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters) A policeman sitting at the back of a truck makes a phone call before the start of a speak-out session of "bring back our girls" rally in Lagos, June 7, 2014. (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters)

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 29 to June 5, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update May 24-30

by John Campbell
The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 20 to 30, 2014. These incidents are also available here , and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker . Read more »

Nigeria Security Tracker: April Incidents and Weekly Update, May 3-8

by Guest Blogger for John Campbell
Security officers stand guard as Borno state governor Kashim Shettima attends a ceremony marking part of a government program to combat Boko Haram in Borno through agriculture development, in Abuja, May 17, 2014. (Joe Penney/Courtesy Reuters) Security officers stand guard as Borno state governor Kashim Shettima attends a ceremony marking part of a government program to combat Boko Haram in Borno through agriculture development, in Abuja, May 17, 2014. (Joe Penney/Courtesy Reuters)

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program.

Over the past month, international policy makers have started to recognize the complex roots of the crisis, which the Nigerian government and media labels “Boko Haram.” Their new attention is due in large part to the kidnapping of some 270 girls from Chibok, Borno State, despite there having been a multitude of atrocities perpetrated by both Boko Haram and the security services since 2009. Read more »

Nigeria’s Weekly Incidents April 19-25

by Guest Blogger for John Campbell
A soldier from Lagos, part of an expected one thousand reinforcements sent to Adamawa state to fight Boko Haram Islamists, operates a weapon on top of a truck as he arrives with the 23rd Armoured Brigade in Yola, May 20, 2013. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) A soldier from Lagos, part of an expected one thousand reinforcements sent to Adamawa state to fight Boko Haram Islamists, operates a weapon on top of a truck as he arrives with the 23rd Armoured Brigade in Yola, May 20, 2013. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program.

This week’s “Weekly Incidents” infographic illustrates violence in Nigeria in three separate time frames. Each emphasizes that violence in the country is varied both in terms of the actors who perpetrate it and the geographical spread. Read more »