Diamonds Aren’t Always Forever: Africa Takes A Narrow View Of ‘Blood Diamonds’, And NGOs Long Walked Away In Disgust

Some African states resisted the demand for a wider definition of “conflict diamonds” to include government violence. They even suspected it was part a “regime change” agenda.

‘People’s Science’: Three Years On, Some Of The ‘Secrets’ How West Africa Fought Ebola Are Told

The civil defence groups, which had protected villages from the notoriously brutal rebels in Sierra Leone and Liberia during the civil wars, were revived as taskforces to track Ebola cases and enforce quarantines

Gambia Crisis: Why Is West Africa Eager To Intervene, But Other Regional Groups Are Soft On Rogue Leaders?

Unlike other regions of Africa, there’s a growing body of former opposition leaders in power in ECOWAS, including Nigeria’s Buhari, Liberia’s Sirleaf and Senegal’s Sall. They know the pain