Informal employment is significant in sub-Saharan Africa. The plight of informal workers needs to be highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jihadi groups take advantage of endemic poverty, inequality, high unemployment levels, illiteracy, ethnic divisions, and poor governance to spread their campaign of violence in the Sahel region.
Any recognition of the coup could incentivise future ones. Yet Alpha Condé can’t simply be restored to office, sweeping under the carpet the dubious basis on which he has retained power.
The political will displayed by the Sahel member countries of the G5 Task Force appears to be out of step with the actual capabilities of their armies.
Resolving jihadist conflicts in the Sahel requires treating jihadists not as terrorists only but also as political actors who seek to provide an alternative form of governance to the status quo.
Africa’s Great Green Wall must immediately speed up to meet the needs of people along the edges of the Sahara Desert.
Des partisans du mouvement d'opposition, M5, affichent leur soutien à la junte militaire, à Bamako, en juin, et appellent à un Mali nouveau et inclusif.
Whatever its flaws, it doesn’t mean the government action plan should be ignored or opposed. Rather, more needs to be done to achieve its goals.
La surmilitarisation de la crise dans la région du Sahel n'a guère contribué à sa stabilité.
The over-militarisation of the crisis across the Sahel region has done little to foster stability.
Formation of the African Union shows how social context is important in international negotiations.
Mali’s state decay must be halted before it collapses: here are five areas that need attention.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
Mali’s recent coup is a reflection of power wrangling between politicians and the military.
Mali’s president and prime minister have just been arrested and dismissed by the military junta which brought them to power in the first place a few months ago. How did this happen?
ECOWAS needs to be decisive in enforcing its protocols and sanctioning members that flout the provisions of its protocols and policies.
Empowerment can mean different things for different women, but access to information is key. In Mali radio is the main source of information.
Descent-based slavery – when a slave status is ascribed to a person based on their alleged ancestry – continues to exist in Mali.
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.
Social norms, practices and attitudes in African societies hinder the lives, survival and development of girls.