Freedom fighters believe they have a right to govern, but struggle to deliver the economic development that Africa needs.
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.
Over the years African leaders have intervened militarily in many crises, some now forgotten. In Sierra Leone, it was to stop rebels who were infamous for cutting off people’s hands
The world is less peaceful than it was in 2008, and the divide between more and less peaceful countries is getting starker
Countries such as Sao Tome and Principe are moving to ban coastal sand mining and Guinea-Bissau slapped new restrictions on illegal fishing
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