A Rough Guide To Foreign Military Bases In Africa: You’ll Be Surprised How Many There Are






The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M

The Fall Of Gambia’s Jammeh, And The Unusual – But Good – Business of Promoting Peace By Waging War In Africa






Over the years African leaders have intervened militarily in many crises, some now forgotten. In Sierra Leone, it was to stop rebels who were infamous for cutting off people’s hands






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 Bloc Could Consider Military Action Against Jammeh If He Doesn’t Go Home. So What’s The Gambia Leader’s Game?






Jammeh could be raising the stakes, to get an ECOWAS-guarantee of safety, and even immunity, as part of his severance package