Gulf Of Guinea Long Overtook Somalia Coast As Africa’s Piracy Hotspot. Now Set To Be World’s Worst For Ship Attacks

The Gulf of Guinea accounts for more than half of the kidnappings for ransom in 2016, with 34 seafarers kidnapped out of a total of 62 worldwide

‘People’s Science’: Three Years On, Some Of The ‘Secrets’ How West Africa Fought Ebola Are Told

The civil defence groups, which had protected villages from the notoriously brutal rebels in Sierra Leone and Liberia during the civil wars, were revived as taskforces to track Ebola cases and enforce quarantines

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

‘Withdrawing’ From Troubled Somalia: Ethiopia And Kenya Face Reality Of The Limits Of ‘Imperial Peacekeeping’ For Poor Nations

Kenya and Ethiopia have always had bigger national security interests in Somalia beyond the African Union peacekeeping mission

GREAT LAKES CRISIS 6: The End Of Western ‘Spheres Of Influence’, Death And Fall Of Africa’s Big Men

ONE OF the biggest mistakes the world has made about Africa over the years, is to work from the position that it is politics is driven by ethnic rage and fear, a simple desire to grab public goodies for one’s family and clan, ignorance, superstition, and an anti-technology culture. I suspect African leaders like that, because it means they are …