China’s population peaked, and is now falling.
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African countries can learn from China about how to design policies that anticipate major demographic changes in their societies.
Forced return of irregular African migrants from Europe is affecting political relationships in the two regions.
The forced return of migrants by European states has ignored pressures and interests of African countries of origin.
Women in parts of the world are victims of slavery.
The voices and actions of women who were enslaved reveal how oppression works and what made a difference to those exposed to it
Lagos residents use art to draw attention to the gaps in the prevention and treatment of malaria. According to UNICEF, over 1,000 children under the age of 5 catch malaria every day.
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Nigeria must do more to reduce its high malaria burden.
Nigerien police processing Emergency Travel Mechanism evacuees in Niamey, Niger in 2019.
Plans by European states to outsource their asylum procedures to African states often fail and don’t offer political alternatives to asylum in Europe.
The violence in north-east Nigeria has displaced thousands of people.
The insecurity in the area has serious implications for development and the well-being of people, especially young people.
Most of Niger is infertile. Two-thirds of the country is located in the Sahara desert.
Better food supply, a reduction in population growth rate, and greater integration into global markets are three key steps Niger must take.
Chute de neige dans le désert du Sahara.
Pour que la neige se forme, deux conditions météorologiques distinctes sont nécessaires : des températures froides et un air humide. Le Sahara les remplit.
Parents of students abducted from Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria, pray inside the school premises.
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To stem the tide of violent extremism across the Sahel region, especially northwest Nigeria, the vulnerabilities and grudges of border communities need to be properly addressed.
Les moyens de subsistance sur lesquels les communautés comptent depuis des siècles sont en train d'être criminalisés à travers des restrictions sévères imposées par l'État.
Early marriage has a number of negative effects on the lives of girls and their own children.
Though child marriage rates are declining globally, the practice remains worryingly common in some African countries.
Niger soldiers conduct a simulated mounted patrol.
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West African governments need to be clearer about the similarities and differences of violent extremist groups.
ECOWAS struggles with ensuring mobility within its region.
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Rules to regulate the free movement of people in the ECOWAS countries must be adapted to local realities.
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Opening these libraries up promises to re-balance the continent’s place in world history when it comes to its intellectual life.
French Marine Special Operation Forces trained Mali’s soldiers under the Task Force Takuba mission.
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Though its full impact is unpredictable, the withdrawal of France from Mali will have some likely effects.
Des milliers de personnes ont fui les affrontements interethniques dans le Nord du Cameroun.
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Les échecs des gouvernements élus de manière symbolique ont privé les dirigeants – ainsi que le système démocratique – d'une base populaire avant-gardiste.
Thousands of people have fled inter-ethnic clashes in northern Cameroon.
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The failures of nominally elected governments has denied leaders - as well as the democratic system - a vanguard popular constituency.
Un groupe de soldats nigériens en patrouille.
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Pour résoudre les conflits djihadistes au Sahel, il faut aussi traiter les djihadistes comme des acteurs politiques qui cherchent à proposer une gouvernance alternative.
A truck with migrants crossing the Sahara from Niger in 2009.
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Livelihoods which communities have relied on for centuries are being criminalised by heavy-handed state restrictions.
The use of child soldiers often prolong wars.
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In many conflict areas, children are especially susceptible to the effects of war. And using them as soldiers prolongs the conflict.