West Africa: Radicalization in the Francophone Space
I have often wondered if terrorism were not an itinerant phenomenon. In other words, a mutant that moves from one continent to another and from one country to others. Read more »
West Africa: Sahel Sahara - the Resilient Terrorism
Over the past ten years, various efforts have been carried out to eradicate the strongly armed radical groups roaming throughout the Sahel Sahara region. Ignoring international… Read more »
West Africa: Sahel - the Threat of AQIM and Daesh Rivalry
The renewed activities of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), of its branches and of groups linked to this terrorist organization, are of particular significance. They… Read more »
Burkina Faso: And Now It Is Burkina Faso Turn
The 16 January 2016 massacre was a tragic wakeup call on Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital. Thirty people were murdered during a horrendous assault. Much more were wounded.… Read more »
North Africa: Countering Violent Extremism - Why Is Prevention Elusive?
Countering violent extremism (CVE) has become a cottage industry in both the global North and South, as the so called Islamic State and other transnational armed terrorist groups… Read more »
December 14, 2015
Africa: COP 21 - A Success in Paris
The COP 21 Agreement of 12 December 2015 is historical and should continue to be welcomed as it justifies hopes for a better future to all. Read more »
December 04, 2015
Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso - Weak Mobilization for the Polls.
Burkina Faso November 29, 2015 presidential elections have been won by those people who have defeated Blaise Compaoré: Rock Marc Christian Kaboré, President Elect,… Read more »
November 29, 2015
Africa: World Future Council Events At the Climate Summit in Paris New Resource Climate / Nuclear Nexus
The report explores the connections between climate change and the risks associat¬ed with nuclear weapons, facilities and materials, in order to broaden understanding of how… Read more »
November 21, 2015
West Africa: Sahel Sahara - Limits of Regional Groupings
The 20 November bloody assault on the luxury hotel, Blu Radisson in Bamako, Mali has claimed over 20 deaths plus a dozen wounded in addition to massive material destruction. The… Read more »
October 09, 2015
Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso - the Post Abortive Coup
The attempted coup of September 16, 2015, in Burkina Faso, has failed. The Presidential Security Regiment (RSP), commanded by General Gilbert Diendéré was put down by… Read more »
September 26, 2015
West Africa: Sahel Sahara - Facing the Global Threats.
The latest institutional crises in Guinea Bissau and Burkina Faso, as well as the continuing Boko Haram deadly attacks, reminds once again, of the prevalence of a deep and real… Read more »
July 30, 2015
North Africa: Sahel Sahara - the Missing Link
Summer time is the season when rains start to make the desert friendlier and when radicals and their associates feel blessed. In competition, the new hardliners of Daech and the… Read more »
July 26, 2015
Africa: Peacebuilding Review Urges Long-Haul Approach for UN
In the United Nations' quest for peace, the decision to create the Peacebuilding Commission, the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), and the Peacebuilding Fund in 2005 was hailed… Read more »
July 13, 2015
West Africa: Sahel Sahara - Beyond the Malian Crisis.
After months of open and overt diplomatic and other pressures by the international mediation on the belligerents, the remaining Malian parties have finally met and formally signed… Read more »
May 19, 2015
Burkina Faso: A New Electoral Law and Political Struggles
On April 7, 2015, Burkina Faso provisional National Transition Council (NTC) passed a new law amending the Electoral Code. Read more »
May 01, 2015
West Africa: Nigeria and Mali Challenges to Face for Security
By making the fight against Boko Haram his main priority, the new President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari, brings good news to the sub-region especially as he is well known… Read more »
April 06, 2015
Burkina Faso: Will the Army Confiscate the Upcoming Elections in October?
Colonel Jean-Baptiste Natama, Director of the Cabinet of the Chair of the African Commissionin Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, was the first to declare himself as candidate for the October… Read more »
March 20, 2015
Mali: 'An Unstructured Conflict'
The Malian conflict is one of those entrenched crises, where the emotions have become so high and resentments so strong, while the passions are so uncontrolled that logical… Read more »
January 15, 2015
West Africa: Sahel and Libya - a Military Intervention?
With the horrific, bloody Libyan imbroglio and the continued Mali and Central African Republic crises, while Boko Haram keeps the lead with murderous attacks around the Lake Chad… Read more »
December 04, 2014
West Africa: Mali and Militarization of the Sahel
In domestic conflicts, such as that of Mali, a peace agreement is usually the result of a long and tortuous process. Settling a conflict it is a difficult and frustrating exercise… Read more »
November 08, 2014
West Africa: Burkina Faso Crisis - a Sahel Crisis
The brutal collapse of the regime of Burkina Faso long lasting president, Blaise Campaoré, on Thursday 30 October, provides an opportunity to draw a few lessons to help… Read more »
October 20, 2014
North Africa: The Deash Threat and the Sahel
The assassination of French Hervé Gourdel, in northern of Algeria, by a new terrorist group called "the Caliphate soldiers", was a reminder of bad memories in the… Read more »
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