The CFA Franc Is A Colonial Relic And Symbol Of French Monetary Imperialism In Africa That Needs To End

The West African nations in the CFA zone are required to deposit 50% of their foreign exchange reserves in a special French Treasury “operating account”. At one point it was 100%!

West Africa Issues Wake-Up Call To Africa’s Tyrants: Holding Former Rulers Accountable For Atrocities Catching On In Region?

The rest of the continent has so far remained largely immune from the contagion of international criminal justice sweeping West Africa.

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

West Africa Prepares Military Action Against Gambia’s Jammeh: Army Chief Says Won’t Stop Them, Calls It ‘Stupid Fight’

The ECOWAS regional grouping has intervened in all major hot spots within its bloc ranging from the civil war in Liberia in 1990 to the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire in 2011

28 African Leaders Were In Power When Hillary Clinton Was US Foreign Minister. If She Wins, How Many Could She Leave Still In Office?

The combination of improved life expectancy, greater political stability, and the shift toward presidency-for-life, means that as Africa becomes the world’s youngest continent, it will also have some of its oldest leaders