While Others Ran High-Profile Campaigns, He And President Déby Lobbied Leaders Quietly For A Win: Who Really Is New AU Commission Chief Faki?

Faki was presented as a consensus candidate who was not as “unpredictable” as either Kenya’s Mohamed or Senegal’s Bathily on key issues facing the continental body

10 Conflicts To Watch In The World In 2017: Here Are The Three Deadly Ones From Africa

The UN peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo is its largest…and the one in Mali is mostly dangerous, with 70 personnel killed by “malicious acts” since 2013

The Fall Of Gambia’s Jammeh, And The Unusual – But Good – Business of Promoting Peace By Waging War In 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 Lake Chad Basin Is One Of World’s Greatest Overlooked Crises: It’s Nothing Like Most Have Ever Experienced

A mother in Cameroon named Dayo told an aid worker that she was sometimes so hungry that she was losing her senses. “When somebody spoke to me,” she said, “I couldn’t even tell if it was a man or woman”