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.
Due to the poor security response of the Nigerian state, insurgency will continue to pose a serious threat to its northeast border communities.
The shrinking of Lake Chad contributes to instability in the countries which sit around its expanse.
It is time to reconsider the predominant strategy in play on the continent for dealing with terrorism.
Scientists are trying to figure out what risks changes in Lake Chad’s levels pose to people in the region.
Wetlands are disappearing rapidly - but new data and technologies are revolutionising our knowledge.
Talk of ethnic and religious conflict between Muslim Fulani herders and local Christian farmers misses the full picture – this is about resources.
The transnational project conceived 30 years ago to replenish the drying waters of Lake Chad finally seems poised to take off. But first, internal politics within member states must be overcome.