Boko Haram militants have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2 million others in north east Nigeria since 2009.
Last Friday night, nine people were beheaded in a village in the Kenyan coastal county of Lamu, in the latest of a slew of attacks allegedly carried out by jihadist militants.
To this day African countries such as Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Gabon, are required to deposit two-thirds of their foreign exchange surpluses into a French operations account.
In Africa armed forces personnel as a percent of the total labour have declined by 27%. However North Africa, combined Middle East, was the least peaceful region in the world.
Egypt is one of the major contributors to the African Union budget – to the tune of 15%, up from 12%.