A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.
Closing Africa's Wealth Gap
[Africa Renewal] From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising," there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments.
For U.S.$6 a Month, Child Trafficking Nearly Halted in Hotspot
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Giving poor families just $6 a month has significantly reduced child trafficking in parts of the West African country of Benin where there is a longstanding practice of exploiting children for labour in fields and mines, the World Bank said.
'We Take Our Pregnant Wives to Benin Republic'
[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Ywruyo Yusuf has been living in Bukuro, a border village in Baruten local government area of Kwara state for more than 30 years "but I have not witnessed any government presence in the area, and I feel Nigeria and the Kwara State government need serious advise on the need to pay attention to the well being of Nigerians, wherever they are."
Harnessing the Power of Economic Diversification
[IMF] Speech by Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing DirectorChamber of Commerce, Cotonou, December 12, 2017December 12, 2017