La surmilitarisation de la crise dans la région du Sahel n'a guère contribué à sa stabilité.
The porous borders of West Africa allow for the unregulated movement of thousands.
The over-militarisation of the crisis across the Sahel region has done little to foster stability.
Where natural resources are shared, in addition to the states, regional and international organisations also have a role to play in steering who gets what.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Although there had been an increase in violence in Niger since the last election results were announced, the attempted coup, on March 31, raised concerns to a new level in the volatile country.
Issoufou has failed to strengthen fundamental democratic rights. If anything, the Issoufou era is a textbook case of democratic backsliding.
Due to the poor security response of the Nigerian state, insurgency will continue to pose a serious threat to its northeast border communities.
Africa’s key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
Adolescent girls face unique challenges in times of conflict and crisis yet they are rarely consulted about how to engender peace in their communities.
Descent-based slavery – when a slave status is ascribed to a person based on their alleged ancestry – continues to exist in Mali.
Although Niger’s quest for entrenching democracy is a good development, poverty and insecurity are obstacles.
The EU has already poured billions of euros into its assistance programs for the Sahel countries. The fundamental principles of this aid need to be rethought if it is to be truly effective.
Attacks on schools and children evoke a strong emotional response, which is a definitive goal of terrorist groups.
Regreening Africa works directly with 500,000 households to restore one million hectares of agricultural land.
The shrinking of Lake Chad contributes to instability in the countries which sit around its expanse.
Teeth can reveal a lot about diversity when they are reasonably well-preserved.
Stricter policing at the border does not address the root causes of Nigeria’s smuggling issue.
The fact that relative food prices differ so markedly and so systematically provides a very strong rationale for nutrition-focused food policies.