Diversifying Africa’s militaries may be the key to successful democratization

The plight of African democracy is worsening. Global trends toward democratic backsliding have not spared the continent with incumbent leaders violating constitutional...

“No Peace, No Election”: Will insecurity undermine Nigeria’s 2023 general elections?

As Nigeria looks ahead to general elections in February 2023, there is growing concern that insecurity will undermine the process, making it...

The scourge of popular coups in Africa

The recent spate of coups in Africa has generated considerable attention and concern. Between 1999 when the African Union (AU) was established...

Making sense of the coup in Burkina Faso

Another day, another coup in the Sahel. Within 12 months, Chad, Mali and Burkina Faso have all fallen under the de facto control of the military, as...

The Irony of La Francophonie

As the Summit of La Francophonie begins in Djerba in Tunisia, the organization and the francophone world it represents are faced with...