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

The Tragedy Of ‘Survival Sex’, Angry Men, Cheap Wives, And Violence: Tales Of Exploitation In Nigeria’s Camps

In the camps “men feel less like men”, and their bruised egos all too readily flare into violence. ilary

A Rough Guide To Foreign Military Bases In Africa: You’ll Be Surprised How Many There Are

The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M

Still In The Game: Forced Out Of Towns In The Sahel, Africa’s Jihadists Go Rural, And We Should Be Afraid

Sahelian states succeeded in chasing out jihadist groups from major towns, but these have not been accompanied by the return of their administration in “liberated” areas – sometimes even to the outskirts of some cities

Deeply Unpopular At Home, Hollande Looks To Shore Legacy By Holding This Week’s Africa-France Summit In Mali

Chad’s Déby, Togo’s Bongo and other incumbents – reportedly including Zimbabwe’s ubiquitous Mugabe – safely ensconced in power by fair means or foul, will preen before the cameras and bask in France’s official approval