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.
Chad’s political institutions are corroded by corrupt politics to a degree that make true political reforms highly unlikely.
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.
The value of the rule of law is to challenge and constrain power. In this sense, the legacy of Habré’s trial and conviction is mixed.
Most countries in Africa have chosen to separate the issue of the Palestinians from economic cooperation with Israel.
La surmilitarisation de la crise dans la région du Sahel n'a guère contribué à sa stabilité.
Plus, what's happening in Chad, three months after rebels killed the president, Idriss Déby.
The over-militarisation of the crisis across the Sahel region has done little to foster stability.
Where natural resources are shared, in addition to the states, regional and international organisations also have a role to play in steering who gets what.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
The struggle among elites has not resulted in efforts to improve the material lives of ordinary people unconnected to the political elite.
The recent spate of military takeovers, most recently in Chad, highlights a developing trend by armed forces in Africa which overtly subvert constitutional governance.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Déby’s legacy is one of violent beginnings and fake democratic shows
When he grabbed power in 1990, Déby promised to create a democratic society, but he turned out to be a ruthless authoritarian whose main agenda was to remain in office.
The resistance during this election cycle is even more passionate than in recent years.
Due to the poor security response of the Nigerian state, insurgency will continue to pose a serious threat to its northeast border communities.
High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
Social norms, practices and attitudes in African societies hinder the lives, survival and development of girls.