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Why the US’s counterterrorism strategy in the Sahel keeps failing

In exclusive interviews, former officials explain what has gone wrong and why the United States keeps making the same mistakes

Africa: The only continent where political violence increased in 2020

Militias have increased in numbers and strength, and now outnumber state security forces by four to one

How smuggled gold destined for Dubai or Singapore has links to France and Mali

Three Malagasy citizens were apprehended at OR Tambo International airport, but now the trail is found to connect to France and Mali

Editorial: Campaigns in the time of Twitter

Just as a “nobody” can spew falsehoods and propaganda on social media, so too can a political leader — only with more dire consequences.

Debt forgiveness will top the African agenda in 2021

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

Turkey goes on charm offensive in West Africa

The foreign minister’s visits to Mali, Senegal and Niger leverage colonial-era hurts to pave the way for Turkey’s investment in francophone Africa

We should not ignore Guinea’s constitutional coup

Citizens have for a year protested against the president seeking a third term in office despite a two-term limit. Many have been killed — and 90 more people died in this week’s crackdown

Mali’s constitutional flames could mean smoke in Côte d’Ivoire

The fire of constitutional crisis burns in Mali, but observers shouldn’t ignore the smoke in Cote d’Ivoire.

The diplomats without an embassy

For breakaway territories, quasi-states and would-be secessionists, diplomacy is hard – but not impossible

What is happening in Mali is a coup. We must call it that

Zimbabwe called its coup a military-assisted transition to sidestep sanctions. Mali is doing the same. But failing to call power grabs by their name makes it harder to defend democracy

When the President met the Imam – with Mali’s future hanging in the balance

President Keita faces no shortage of challenges to his authority. Can he hold on to power?

SOS: Covid-19 leaves stranded Africans distressed and abandoned

Many African governments have paid little more than lip service to their citizens stranded all over the world

Conflict is escalating in central Mali, says Human Rights Watch

Last year was the deadliest for civilians since the current political crisis began in 2012. And the fighting is also increasing in neighbouring countries

The changing face of Burkina Faso’s terrorist threat

Burkina Faso has been experiencing regular attacks led by armed terrorist groups from neighbouring countries. Surrounded by six countries, it is the northern part...

Don’t disrupt Niger’s balancing act

Europe must tread carefully or risk fuelling militancy and migration

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