Donald J. Trump is the new man in charge of the US, and Africa seems to have little cause for celebration. But what does the new Commander-in-Chief really think of the continent?
Westerners consistently misunderstand and overestimate the threat of terrorism, and often gloss over the specific reasons behind attacks.
The US and France have bolstered military strength across vast areas of Africa in response to Islamist threat. But the interest is also driven by Western strategic calculations
A number of African states are taking positive steps to combat violence against girls and child marriage. But social and cultural barriers can nullify national laws and strategies.
Muhammadu Buhari rode into power on a wave of goodwill – but Nigeria's troubles just won't go away.
Politicians are still debating whether climate change is real, but military planners call it a serious threat. A retired rear admiral explains how climate change affects U.S. national security.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
Undertaking a Muslim education – coming to understand the faith's teachings and its ideas about humanity – can have enormous value for anyone who wishes to tackle social conflicts.
The deadly Islamist group Boko Haram has lost ground and split into factions, but it's far from beaten.
The marked increase in the number of Nigerian pastoralists fleeing Boko Haram terror in northeastern Nigeria last year reflects a trend that started three years ago.
A new study shows an amazingly symbiotic relationship between the community and police in Nigeria: 70% of survey respondents claim that collaboration has brought safety to their communities.
Despite military successes against Boko Haram, Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war, and start discussions about peace building.
The rise in the number of people fleeing Boko Haram terror calls for urgent amendments to Nigeria's constitution to provide legal protection to the country's millions of internally displaced citizens.
Abduction, sexual violence, early marriage: a few of the choices facing adolescent girls who ought instead to be in school.
Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country's national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.
US President Barack Obama would do well to refocus America's interventions in Africa to support peaceful activists fighting for democracy.
The gun attack at a hotel marks another bloody chapter in West Africa's fight against Islamist militancy.
The final article of our series on the historical roots of Islamic State examines the role recent Western intervention in the Middle East played in the group's inexorable rise.
The African terror group has been weakened, but it's now wreaking a new kind of havoc.
Mercenaries and private armies have always been controversial – but are they really any worse than regular armies?