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Niger museum is eclectic national ‘mirror’

It has displays covering art, history, dinosaurs, nuclear energy, craftwork and music as well as live animals, for it is also a zoo

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

US foreign policy may be creating instability in Africa

Sometimes, the best foreign policy might be not to get involved at all

The pandemic has shifted patterns of conflict in Africa

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

To silence Africa’s guns, empower its youth

It may be impossible to end the cycle of conflict in various countries on the continent without creating jobs for young people

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

Gold rush destabilises central Sahel

States need to assert control over the artisanal mining sector, which is being secured by local armed groups

I question France’s motives, says Burkina Faso’s defence minister

In an unusually frank interview, Moumina Cheriff Sy offers a stark assessment of why violence is spiralling in his country and the region

The United Nations is winning the war in Mali

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.

Counting under way after Mali’s violence-marred poll

Not a single ballot was cast at 716 of the polling stations in two regions following threats and attacks by armed groups

Clashes are on the rise between farmers and herdsmen in the Sahel

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

Ouédraogo shone on Africa’s soul

The filmmaker’s focus on the banal and routine drew attention to the people, their languages and practices

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Freshwater resources were already stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth's surface and affect rainfall.

IMF warns millions face humanitarian emergency in W Africa

The IMF has called for accelerated efforts to help millions of people who face an "humanitarian emergency" in West Africa's Sahel region.

Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season

Sahel states are bracing for a long hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are creating fresh strife.

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