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 link between foreign military training and local insurgencies has yet to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
A coup may be a quick fix for a problem leader, but history shows that coups beget more coups.
Mali's precarious political situation has been the subject of ECOWAS resolution attempts for months
The transition to a civilian government won't be smooth.
More than 20 years after the shift from unilateralism to multilateralism, it is reasonable to wonder how multilateral France’s ‘new interventionism’ really is.
His single Yeke Yeke was the first African song to pass a million in sales, but it's meaning was best understood in Guinea, home of the griot and kora star.
United Nations peacekeeping operations need to be refashioned to meet the needs of an ever evolving world.
It's been 60 years since most of France's former colonies in Africa gained independence. But France still maintains a significant military presence on the continent.
In many sub-Saharan African countries, 20% of mothers have suffered the death of a child, a new study finds. In Mali, Liberia and Malawi, it's common for mothers to lose two children.
Burkina Faso faces a new terrorist threat. Terrorist groups are now flourishing within its borders.
Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
Local communities only see "crime" and "banditry" when it comes to religious-based Jihadism.
Given that some states are being asked to increase their presence in border and remote areas, free trade and free movement of goods and people could become a real cause for concern.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
Maps that divide the world into 'no-go' and 'safe' zones has created a new politics of danger.
Government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security is increasing.
The experience from African experts is vital in the search for new and better ways to control malaria.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?