The “K-word” in South Africa and Proposed New Penalties Against Hate Speech (John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations)

Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Response to Polio outbreak in the Lake Chad Basin (John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations)

The public reappearance of polio in northeast Nigeria is a disappointment.

Exit of South Africa’s Finance Minister? Not So Fast (John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations)

Pravin Gordhan faces charges of fraud and has been summoned to the Pretoria Regional Court on November 2. The charges appear to be spurious. They concern Gordhan’s approval of the early retirement of a government employee and his subsequent re-employment under contract. The claim is that the amount of money involved is just over ZAR 1.1 million (approximately $76,000). Early retirement followed by re-engagement on contract is commonplace in many governments, including that of South Africa.

Emergency Food Aid Needed in Northeast Nigeria (John Campbell, CFR)

A September 28, 2016, press release from Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) characterized the humanitarian emergency in northeastern Nigeria as having reached “catastrophic levels.”