Recent attacks on Togo show that West African states must act quickly and decisively to stop the spread of violent extremism.
To date, the program has provided nearly $10 million to roughly 137,000 of the country’s poorest citizens.
Vaccinating a population requires a proactive approach to health promotion and community preparedness.
There is more support for democracy among African people than is often recognised. Yet this can be undermined by election rigging and is lower in countries like Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Colonial powers framed secessionism as a threat to state-building and not as an expression of self-determination
ECOWAS needs to be decisive in enforcing its protocols and sanctioning members that flout the provisions of its protocols and policies.
High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
With the dawn of colonialism, nursing and midwifery were formally established and, in many colonies, recognised as the first modern clinical profession on the African continent.
Navies, and other security agencies, won’t be able to improve maritime security as long as root causes on land are not addressed.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
Despite its importance, Cameroon’s maritime fisheries sector is plagued with largely hidden, or ignored, fisheries crimes.
New regulations on the use of folklore are a hindrance to local artists.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman’s independence.
African countries’ adoption of e-government platforms hasn’t served the majority of their citizens.
Too many African countries believe Beijing when they are told in negotiations that they must take it or leave it.
Trokosi is an ancient practice in West Africa where virgin girls, some as young as six are sent as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by their families.
It’s one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.