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March 22, 2021  Sahel: Questioning Counterterrorism?
    “In the context of complex and protracted conflicts, it is time to rethink the role of the international community and acknowledge its limits. Today, success depends first and foremost on the willingness (much more than on the capacity) of corrupt leaders to reform and renew their social contract with citizens, especially in rural areas. International efforts will fail as long as impunity prevails and local armies can kill civilians and topple governments without consequence.” - Chatham House Research Paper

January 26, 2015  Burkina Faso: Hopes for New Beginnings
    "Over the next year, the transition away from the Compaoré era [in Burkina Faso] will be full of uncertainties. The opposition leaders are focused on new elections, which they clearly hope to win. Others, closer to the activist networks, are also pushing for more fundamental changes: to improve people's economic and social conditions, root out corruption, reform state institutions, and bring to justice the worst criminals of the ancien régime." - Ernest Harsch

Sep 3, 2007  Sahel: Beyond Any Drought
    "People blame locusts, drought and high food prices for the crisis that affected more than 3 million people in Niger in 2005, But these were just triggers. The real cause of the problem was that people there are chronically vulnerable. Two years later, they still are." - Vanessa Rubin, CARE International UK

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

October 15 , 2021  Africa/Global: Hardly a Dent in #VaccineApartheid
May 17, 2021  Africa/Global: Decolonizing Medical Technology
May   3, 2021  Africa/Global: African-Language Literature in Global Scholarship
April 19, 2021  Confronting Global Apartheid Demands Global Solidarity
April 6, 2021  Africa/Global: People's Vaccine vs. Vaccine Apartheid
February 22, 2021  Africa/Global: The Inequality Virus

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