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.
Islamic State West Africa Province appears to be consolidating its dominance in the region. This means Nigeria and other countries in the Sahel region have a lot more to be worried about.
Déby's legacy is one of violent beginnings and fake democratic shows
Advanced techniques allowed our research team to build an open database of billions of individual trees and challenge some common perceptions about vegetation in arid and semi-arid zones.
Research shows that radio and mobile technologies can support a swift and sensitive response to educational disruption.
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.
Attacks on schools and children evoke a strong emotional response, which is a definitive goal of terrorist groups.
More than 20 years after the shift from unilateralism to multilateralism, it is reasonable to wonder how multilateral France’s ‘new interventionism’ really is.
Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
The composer, performer and poet was an artistic pioneer of lasting and distinctive gifts, and bottomless stamina. He gave us over 70 years of high-octane Somali musical mastery.
Soil and water conservation projects can create fertile farmlands and change migration patterns linked to land degradation in Burkina Faso.
Local communities only see "crime" and "banditry" when it comes to religious-based Jihadism.
It is time to reconsider the predominant strategy in play on the continent for dealing with terrorism.
Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.
A weakened central power makes it easier for violent groups - like highway bandits, local militias and armed bands of jihadists - to emerge and thrive.
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?
The proscription of terrorist groups are part of the process through which a country demonstrates its self-identity.
A combination of reasons have led to the drying of the Sahel.