Changing Bedfellows And Growing Threats: The Complex Brew Of Insurgent Groups In The Sahel

In the six years since January 2012, armed groups in West Africa’s Sahel region have grown considerably

African Musicians ‘Fed Up’: Senegal’s Rappers Continue To ‘Cry From The Heart’ For A Better Society 

In many African countries musicians are in the vanguard of popular struggles. In Seun Kuti carries on the legacy of his father Fela by confronting the country’s venal political elite. In Burkina Faso rappers helped overthrow Blaise Compaore

Can Weaving For Beyoncé And Top Fashion Brands Keep Africans From Migrating to Europe? The Burkina Faso Case

While while increasing prosperity in Africa may encourage some people to stay, ironically it also enables many more to leave for Europe and other places. Some governments, in fact, encourage legal migration.

West Africa Issues Wake-Up Call To Africa’s Tyrants: Holding Former Rulers Accountable For Atrocities Catching On In Region?

The rest of the continent has so far remained largely immune from the contagion of international criminal justice sweeping West Africa.

It’s Not Technology Holding Africa Back From Taking Up The Internet Of Things. It’s Vested Interests

In late 2016 Senegal launched a cryptocurrency for the countries of the West African Monetary Union. This and similar innovations could provide a new infrastructure for economic development across Africa.