Political and economic forces across the Middle East and North Africa combine to mean well-educated young people spend years looking for work, which delays their independence and adulthood.
The Ukraine crisis is significantly increasing political stress and potential conflict throughout Africa.
Africa’s outer space programme can help the continent meet its other flagship goals.
The choice of Rwanda has a logic about it. But it’s also controversial.
African countries’ decision to avoid condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was not based only on issues directly connected to the conflict.
Maghreb countries are unlikely to step up to replace Russian gas supplies without an implicit nod from Moscow.
Russia is attempting to export its governance model of an authoritarian, kleptocratic and transactional regime onto Africa.
In order for snow to form, two distinctive weather properties are needed: cold temperatures and moist air. The Sahara can tick these boxes.
The biggest challenge is that the government does not have a monopoly over the legitimate use of force.
A new handbook shows that African entrepreneurs are able to hold their own globally if given the chance.
Chad’s political institutions are corroded by corrupt politics to a degree that make true political reforms highly unlikely.
Déby’s legacy is one of violent beginnings and fake democratic shows
What do Biden’s first 100 days in office mean for the next four years in terms of foreign policy? There are already some clues — but questions too.
Ten years after the Arab Spring, hope has given way to turmoil as Libyans have watched duelling governments and armed groups fight over the country’s oil riches. Is a new chance for peace afoot?
Erdoğan’s aggressive foreign policy is one of the reasons Turkey’s economy is suffering a downturn.
The shrinking of Lake Chad contributes to instability in the countries which sit around its expanse.
With France on manoeuvres and Germany struggling to play peacemaker, Turkish-Greek relations are close to 1974 lows.
Official statistics record 377 deaths in the Mediterranean in 2020, but the true figure is likely to be much higher.
The peace process has unfolded in fits and starts, and thus far there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Criminal gangs, insurgents and terrorist groups seek to protect the people in the areas they govern, when a central government’s power is weak or nonexistent.