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
Although direct trade and financial links between Africa, Russia and Ukraine may be small, the main effect of the war will be civil strife in Africa driven by food and energy inflation
The cocaine trade is the third most prevalent market in 14 countries in West Africa
The current government is adhering to an old policy of appeasement of Western interests
The AU lacked a security apparatus of its own and Nato and the West were only too happy to step into the breach
Europe has changed its attitude towards Ukraine refugees
Having committed to pursuing a much closer partnership with African governments and the African Union, the European Union must consider how it can best contribute to Africa’s security and economic prospects
Mali’s junta now finds itself ostracised by its regional peers – and at the centre of a dangerous new geopolitical game.
The highlights of 2021 in Africa
The Congo Basin – the world’s second-biggest rainforest – resists extreme heat and drought and deserves the spotlight at COP26
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
In exclusive interviews, former officials explain what has gone wrong and why the United States keeps making the same mistakes
Climate change also has the potential to increase conflicts in Africa, as competition for scarce resources grows
It has displays covering art, history, dinosaurs, nuclear energy, craftwork and music as well as live animals, for it is also a zoo
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
Sometimes, the best foreign policy might be not to get involved at all
Although the overall rate of conflict has remained steady in Africa during the past 10 weeks of the pandemic, the nature of this is changing in subtle but significant ways
It may be impossible to end the cycle of conflict in various countries on the continent without creating jobs for young people
Last year was the deadliest for civilians since the current political crisis began in 2012. And the fighting is also increasing in neighbouring countries
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
It’s a war, despite all the setbacks, that the UN is winning — that the UN, even if it shies away from using the “W” word, must win.
Not a single ballot was cast at 716 of the polling stations in two regions following threats and attacks by armed groups
A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel – and the intensity of the attacks in recent years – is now seen as a major source of concern
The filmmaker’s focus on the banal and routine drew attention to the people, their languages and practices
Freshwater resources were already stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth’s surface and affect rainfall.
The IMF has called for accelerated efforts to help millions of people who face an "humanitarian emergency" in West Africa’s Sahel region.
Sahel states are bracing for a long hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are creating fresh strife.
Former UN envoy warns of al-Qaeda’s commitment to create ‘new Somalia’ in region.
A major food crisis in West Africa’s Sahel region is threatening the lives of 10-million people, including hundreds of thousands of children,