West Africa: 'We Lose Entire Communities in the Blink of an Eye and People Do Not Seem to Look'
The crisis in Lake Chad Basin is one of the most desperate, and neglected, in the world. Read more »
Niger: A Forgotten Community - the Little Town in Niger Keeping the Lights On in France
Welcome to Arlit, the impoverished uranium capital of Africa. Read more »
West Africa: The Region in Niger Quietly Piloting a Boko Haram Amnesty
The bold experiment is proving attractive, but comes fraught with dangers. Read more »
Africa: In Niger, Anti-Smuggling Efforts Risk Trading One Crisis for Another
The migrant smuggling industry has brought jobs, stability and wealth to northern Niger. Which is why countering it is fraught with risk. Read more »
June 13, 2016
Niger: 'Are We Animals?' Nigeriens Respond to Foreign Policy's 'Dead Man's Market'
Following in an age-old tradition of problematic journalism on Africa, Keenan's 4,000-word article on Zinder's youth sensationalises violence, exaggerates terrorist fears, and… Read more »
April 27, 2016
West Africa: Boko Haram, Islamic State, and Underlying Concerns for the Region
Last year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. What's come of it? Read more »
March 02, 2016
Niger: Presidential Run-Off - Same Cast, Different Script?
In 2011, a coalition of opposition figures rallied behind Mahamadou Issoufou to secure him the presidency. In 2016, those same forces could now drive him from power. Read more »
February 19, 2016
Niger: Why Polls May Be Less Important Than They Seem
Niger's zero-sum politics just sees the same tiny class of politicians moved from post to post, from the government to the opposition and back. Read more »
January 05, 2016
Nigeria: Boko Haram Not 'Defeated' but Buhari Strategy Is Working
Boko Haram may be on the back foot compared to a year ago, but the group has adapted and bounced back before. It will do so again given the chance. Read more »
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