The persistence of the Al-Shabaab terror group has convinced Turkey it needs to provide more active military support in Somalia.
Will the Wagner Group under new leadership uphold the ruthless modus operandi that propelled it to the spotlight in Africa?
The Sahara Desert is green and vegetated every 21,000 years. A climate model shows why.
Libyan desert glass originated from the impact of a meteorite on the Earth’s surface.
A single International Finance Corporation project, on average, causes 7.6 additional armed conflict events in the year after it is introduced.
Climate models suggest North Africa will get drier in future. But its caves tell a different story.
One family’s ambition contributed to the fate of the city in eastern Libya.
Dams are usually built to withstand heavy rainfall or drought.
There are signs that the two rival governments are trying to work together in the disaster relief effort.
Even before Storm Daniel hit, Derna in Libya was in dire need of help. But it’s not always clear how best to help humanitarian organisations to deliver aid most effectively.
Better monitoring of groundwater is important for sustainable management.
Russia was using the mercenary group to further its foreign policy aims in west Africa. There’s no reason to think Prigozhin’s death will change that.
Niger had been seen as a relatively stable nation in an unstable region. The coup could spark fears in the West that the nation may align interests with Russia and the Wagner Group.
The former Italian prime minister died on June 12, 2023, at the age of 86. Throughout his terms in office he cultivated closer ties with the US – with mixed results.
NATO’s growing presence in the Pacific evokes a painful history that the western world has never confronted or fully acknowledged.
The number of refugees leaving Sudan is particularly high because Sudan was itself host to a million refugees.
There is a risk that Sudan’s conflict could spill over into neighbouring countries.
Libya’s lost but found yellowcake poses no significant security risk but highlights the need for African countries to get their acts together in the area of nuclear safety and security governance.
The role of the Wagner Group in the Sudan crisis is not yet clear, but its mercenaries are reported to be involved in a number of African countries.
This researcher found that even in traditional Arab communities, social media is a better way of reaching people than using family networks.