Liberians went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election they hope will mark their first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades.
The Sahel Force is a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel in coordination with French and UN peacekeeping forces.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments’ ability to repair these problems.
Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago. But it was soon shaped by civil wars, military coups and despots
Hundreds of Gambians disappeared during Jammeh’s rule but the newly elected government said that all political detainees without trial will be released.
A petition to overturn President Yahya Jammeh’s electoral defeat was declined by the country’s top supreme court judge on Monday.
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that ECOWAS has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome.
A fiscal crisis had made the Mahama government vulnerable to challenge from the main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Africa’s largest economy is in recession as oil revenues have fallen and hard currency reserves dwindled, forcing the closure of plants unable to import raw materials.
There are numerous facts and instances that highlight just how much of an impact Gandhi’s passive resistance campaigns in India and South Africa had in West Africa.
The clashes broke out near the village of Bangui after livestock belonging to ethnic Fulani herders damaged the field of a farmer.
The signing of the Continental Free Trade Area agreement targeted for December 2017 could set Africa on a new development path.
Much of northern Senegal bordering the Sahara Desert has succumbed to desertification, a process where land becomes increasingly arid due to drought and climate shifts, making forests unsustainable.
Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou said Boko Haram had not only caused significant upheaval in Diffa and destroyed schools and health clinics, but also paralysed the region’s economy.
Attacks in the Gulf of Guinea – a significant source of oil, cocoa and metals for world markets – have become less frequent partly due to improved patrolling but also to lower oil prices.