Neglect of the north costs Kenya a pipeline deal, DR Congo's derelict interior keeps Kabila hanging on, and terror groups flourish in the vast Sahel
The fight against Islamic militancy is a "battle against barbarity"
The deadly ‘true pan-Africanists’: Jihadism in the Sahel dissolves borders, and Senegal gets nervous
“A lot of this is to do with justice…the feeling that the world is not right, the state is oppressive, the global economic system is unfair"
Niger has worst score worldwide on the UN’s Human Development Index, ranking 188th out of 188 countries, below Chad, Eritrea and Central African Rep
At lleast 130 people were killed in Paris in Europe’s worst terrorist attacks on November 13.
Nervous West Africa: Fearing attacks from advancing Islamists, Ivory Coasts sends forces to border with Mali
It provides a logistics base for France’s Operation Barkhane and avoided attacks that have struck Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Mali.