General elections will be held in Nigeria on February 16, in order to elect the president as well as the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will seek re-election, with his main challenger being Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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Fuel thefts have emerged as a leading cause for increased rates of violent crime in states with major oil pipelines. The increase in violence stems from the entry of cartels into the illicit fuel trade, due to its lucrative, low-risk nature.
Control over territory in Libya is contested between the HoR, the GNA, and tribal militias. As neither of these entities are willing to compromise upon their interests, the current political landscape in Libya will remain unstable, and the security environment in Libya will remain extremely volatile in the foreseeable future.
Qatar’s decision to withdraw from OPEC stems from its inability to influence decisions within the organization due to relatively low output as well as its interest in breaking away from Saudi influence.
International travel during the holiday season can be stressful, hectic, and oftentimes dangerous. MAX has compiled a list of travel and security recommendations to guide you through the holidays safely and hassle-free.
The November 23 attack against the Tazirbu police station is very similar to the October 28-29 Islamic State (IS)-claimed attack against a police station in al-Fuqaha, Jufra District. These attacks indicate a shift in IS strategy from localized small-scale attacks across Libyan territory towards more focused large-scale attacks against towns in southern Libya, as well as that the militant group has to some degree managed to reinforce its ranks as well as rebuild its capabilities over the past year.
Mass surrendering of Mali-based Algerian fighters and militants in southern Algeria is increasingly driving a wedge between AQIM in Algeria and JNIM in Mali, which may force a shift from regional operations to a local focus.