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

Misconception of Power and the Case of Guinea’s President Alpha Condé

Posted by Vamo Soko, Bintu Zahara Sakor & Mohammed Sacko on Thursday, 14 October 2021

On September 5th, President Alpha Condé was captured by the Guinean elite special force commander Col. Mamady Doumbouyah and his team. Col. Doumbouyah, the head of CNRD (National Committee of Reconciliation and Development) immediately dissolved the government, annulled the constitution, urged the former officials to report on the following day for ... Read more »

Military Coups d'État and Guinea’s Rocky Road to Political Stability

Posted by Bintu Zahara Sakor, Mohammed Sacko & Vamo Soko on Thursday, 7 October 2021

While the fate of Guinea’s former President Alpha Condé remains unclear following a military coup on September 5, the ongoing political turmoil is most likely a beginning of a repetitive cycle of a semi-democratic military governance observed across West Africa. Security Defection: Domestic vs. International Community Reactions Guinea is, yet ... Read more »

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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