Locations

West Africa

Select a country in the map above or list below to find relevant staff, as well as publications, projects, news or events relevant to that region.

People

Jenny Lorentzen

Jenny Lorentzen

Senior Researcher

Jørgen Carling

Jørgen Carling

Research Professor

Maggie Dwyer

Maggie Dwyer

PRIO Global Fellow

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Wilson, Chris & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2018) The new informatics of pandemic response: humanitarian technology, efficiency, and the subtle retreat of national agency, Journal of International Humanitarian Action 3(8): 1–13.
Hernández-Carretero, María & Jørgen Carling (2012) Beyond "Kamikaze Migrants": Risk Taking in West African Boat Migration to Europe, Human Organization 71(4): 407–416.

Book Chapter

Carling, Jørgen (2016) West and Central Africa, in McAuliffe, Marie; & Frank Laczko, eds, Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: a Global Review of the Emerging Evidence Base. Geneva: International Organization for Migration (25–53).

Report - Other

Czaika, Mathias; & Marie Godin (2019) Qualitative Comparative Analysis for migration and development research, MIGNEX Background Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Blog Posts

Police Brutality and Nonviolent Protest: The Case of Nigeria

Posted by Bintu Zahara Sakor & Vamo Soko on Tuesday, 24 November 2020

In the past weeks, the Nigerian city of Lagos had been rocked by numerous youth-led protests against police brutality by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, also known as SARS. These protests which started peacefully turned deadly with numerous reports accusing the Nigerian police officers of shooting the demonstrators, resulting in at ... Read more »

Protests, Elections, and Ethnic Tensions in West Africa: What are the Driving Forces?

Posted by Bintu Zahara Sakor & Vamo Soko on Tuesday, 24 November 2020

As ongoing post-electoral violence across West-Africa continues, especially in countries such as Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire, the region is forced to urgently address the implications of long-term economic decline and poor governance systems. What are the key driving forces for the current troubling political atmosphere? Post-election Violence: Guinea  and Côte ... Read more »

COVID-19 in Conflict-Torn Mali

Posted by Marie Sandnes on Thursday, 2 April 2020

Coronavirus has killed thousands of people, traumatised the global economy, and has huge impacts on people’s everyday life due to government restrictions in an attempt to flatten the curve. But what impact can COVID-19 have when reaching states with weak governing capacity, limited health care services, and with high levels ... Read more »

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