Why foreign powers France, Russia, China and the United States are interested in the region
The consequences of France’s meddling in the internal affairs of its former colonies continues to be felt in the region
Far too many African assets are still under the control of Western powers
The African country is the third least developed in the world, forcing parents having to send their children to work
French troops have now begun to leave Mali, but they are not returning to France. They will be sent to neighbouring Niger
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
Troops were sent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2001 as part of the UN peacekeeping mission that became an offensive against rebels
Why are coups happening more frequently? The most significant trend is the deepening democratic deficit across many African countries, and a corresponding decline in effective enforcement of democratic norms
The sudden death of Chad’s president, who had ruled for 30 years, has left palpable tension and a lack of security in the air
“Family fortunes” in Chad reflect further-reaching dynamics of ruling
Idriss Déby’s son takes power after strongman father dies in battle a day after his re-election
Chad’s newly re-elected President Idriss Deby Itno, in power for three decades, died Tuesday of injuries while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country
Restrictions to battle the pandemic offer ideal cover for authoritarian regimes to undermine and clamp down on opposition parties
Just as a “nobody” can spew falsehoods and propaganda on social media, so too can a political leader — only with more dire consequences.
After being praised for their handling of the pandemic, African countries must now confront the economic fallout – even as they grapple with existing political and security challenges
Once Tel Aviv’s sworn enemy, Khartoum is apparently ready to end hostilities, but Sudanese refugees fear they may be deported
Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like
The country usually exports 10 000 tonnes of the crop each year. But Covid-19 rules have stopped the trade and are ruining farmers
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
The most visible winner from the closure is the Nigerian treasury, which has benefited from the falling cost of petrol subsidies
In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom
The Janjaweed militia first came into play when Omar al-Bashir’s government deployed it in Darfur
Tibesti has long been fertile ground for rebellions in Chad. Is another one coming?
Unless something changes, Cameroon and Uganda might be next
Ballooning national debt threatens to precipitate another sub-Saharan debt crisis
Chadian lawmakers on Monday April 30 passed a controversial change to the country’s Constitution
The scandal led to the resignation of Oxfam’s deputy head and has thrown into question government funding of roughly £32 million for the charity
The Rwandan model can’t be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks
Six black rhino, who are listed as critically endangered, will be moved to Chad in 2018.
Critics argues that a controversial referendum is the first step towards abolishing term limits
Of the 186 countries assessed in a recent survey of climate vulnerability, Chad was rated most in peril.