Burkina Faso and Mali may pay Rosatom to build nuclear plants. But why indenture yourself when energy emancipation is staring you in the face?
The consequences of France’s meddling in the internal affairs of its former colonies continues to be felt in the region
Rigging elections has been a national sport in too many of the region’s territories – will Cameroon and Congo-Brazzaville be next?
Far too many African assets are still under the control of Western powers
At the core of the Sahel coups is the removal of governments and leaders either historically not in support of the US/France or moving away from external domination
There is a critical need to enhance and improve the governance of water resources and land
After a subdued presence since 2019, filmmakers from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Rwanda and Guinea showcase exciting and raw films
Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata’s impressive African history book by non-historians
The January coup was supposed to improve the security situation in Burkina Faso but little has changed
Former president Blaise Compaoré hid in Côte d’Ivoire, Hyacinthe Kafando also had to be judged in absentia and Gilbert Diendéré rejected any responsibility for the president’s death in 1987
French troops have now begun to leave Mali, but they are not returning to France. They will be sent to neighbouring Niger
Thomas Sankara and 12 colleagues were gunned down by a hit squad in 1987 at a meeting of the ruling National Revolutionary Council.
Many among the deposed African heads of state held major positions in the AU at the peak of their atrocities back home
Soldiers intervened to save the country from failing civilian leadership but no one knows what is meant to happen next
Conflict hotspots, most in the Sahel region, will continue to dominate the news this year, while a number of countries will hold key elections.
The highlights of 2021 in Africa
But inequality on the continent will continue to grow unless disparities in the right to education are ended
Blaise Compaoré has gone down in history as the man directly responsible for the assasination of Thomas Sankara. He will stand trial in the capital Ouagadougou, along with 13 other co-accused
The well-being of about 3.2-billion people, 40% of the world’s population, has been harmed
Restrictions to battle the pandemic offer ideal cover for authoritarian regimes to undermine and clamp down on opposition parties
In exclusive interviews, former officials explain what has gone wrong and why the United States keeps making the same mistakes
The SADC has been lackadaisical in its response to the insurgency in Mozambique and in so doing, is putting several other southern African countries at risk
A survivor tells of how Islamists carrying AK-47s arrived on motorbikes, forced fleeing children to lie on the ground and beat teachers before setting a building on fire
The plight of international students studying at the University of the Witwatersrand is echoed around the world
Our continent is not just united geographically, but also by our shared experiences and we should use that to build a bright future
Nine countries will go to the polls this year, but most will be held amid violence and suppression
Last year was the deadliest for civilians since the current political crisis began in 2012. And the fighting is also increasing in neighbouring countries
Burkina Faso has been experiencing regular attacks led by armed terrorist groups from neighbouring countries. Surrounded by six countries, it is the northern part bordering Mali and Niger – particularly the Soum province – that has been most affected. And the security situation is only getting worse. But now the country faces a new terrorist […]
Faced with jihadist breakthrough in Burkina Faso, neighbouring states in the Gulf of Guinea increasingly fear attacks in their own territories
States need to assert control over the artisanal mining sector, which is being secured by local armed groups
In an unusually frank interview, Moumina Cheriff Sy offers a stark assessment of why violence is spiralling in his country and the region
A little over 31 years ago, the president of Burkina Faso was murdered in a coup instigated by his former friend and army captain, Blaise Compaoré