As Guinea suffers new coup, Benin’s light fades in the region

As Benin prepares to mark the six-month anniversary of President Patrice Talon’s re-election, international observers have largely turned their attention to the...

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...

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...

“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 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...