France’s withdrawal from Niger could hurt the regional fight against terrorism, create an opportunity for Wagner’s influence and increase Europe’s migrant crisis.
Russia was using the mercenary group to further its foreign policy aims in west Africa. There’s no reason to think Prigozhin’s death will change that.
The use of force to end the coup in Niger would come at great cost and cripple the regional fight against terrorism.
Examining how military coups unfold is crucial to understanding a country’s path back to democracy.
The new ECOWAS chairman must focus on strengthening democracy and security in west Africa.
The transitional government is determined to change its partners to fight insecurity in Mali – but results will be hard to come by.
Sudan was formed by conquest, and its politics and, increasingly, its wealth have been controlled by the military ever since.
Chad fulfils all conditions to be affected by Islamist terrorism. But the threat so far comes from its neighbours, not from the inside.
Macron’s recent visits to Africa tell a story in which France is doing penance for its colonial crimes while trying to maintain influence gained through colonialism.
When the military leaders have responded so harshly and have not given in on any demands, why do the protests still continue?
Rising tensions in West Africa heighten as the military junta in Mali engages Wagner, a Russian private military company while defying ECOWAS.
Only an emphasis on civilian aspects of rule, such as education and health, can shield the state from rebellions that challenge state power in the future.
Déby’s legacy is one of violent beginnings and fake democratic shows
Technology has played a key role for both sides engaged in the conflict. So what would happen if Myanmar’s military shut down all communication to the outside?
Despite having a woman leader, women are largely excluded from key positions of influence and leadership in Myanmar — a situation that helped the country’s military succeed in its recent coup.
Internet shutdowns and social media bans in Myanmar have helped the military retain control after the Feb. 1 coup. Here’s why ISPs should develop clear policies around forced internet shutdowns.
Continued persecution in Myanmar and dire living condition in Bangladesh push Rohingya people to keep seeking refuge.
From a global perspective, there was nothing unique about the recent raid on the U.S. Capitol. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have backed military coups around the world for decades.
Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6, disrupting Congress’s certification of Joe Biden as president-elect. Coup experts explain this violent insurrection wasn’t technically a coup.
A coup may be a quick fix for a problem leader, but history shows that coups beget more coups.