What to Watch in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2019

Addressing vulnerability and promoting security
Posted Jan 10, 2019 | Center for Strategic and International Studies, Judd Devermont

2019 is a crucial year for sub-Saharan Africa. The region will hold presidential elections in nine countries, including Nigeria and South Africa, while conflicts in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Mali, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Somalia are unlikely to be resolved soon. It will attract more attention from international partners, many of whom see the region as a vector for transnational threats, a destination for investment, and an arena for geostrategic competition. In this preview of 2019, Judd Devermont of the Center for Strategic and International Studies has compiled a list of key countries and issues to watch.




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