France’s financial control over the African nations is a relic of a shady past. Only African initiatives imagined and implemented by Africans will pave the way for the continent's awakening.
"A regional force will intervene in the event of need, whether this is in the area of security, terrorism and restore constitutional order in member countries," says president of the ECOWAS commission.
Study blames "human-caused climate change" for floods that mainly struck Nigeria but also hit Niger, Chad and other African countries displacing over 1.4 million people.
The Elysee Palace has announced an end to France’s anti-militant operation in Africa’s Sahel region, but has left in its wake incidents of rights abuses committed by the French military yet to be prosecuted.
The attack took place in the border region between Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso where armed men killed a total of 11 people.
The incident took place in a town in the Diffa region close to the Lake Chad basin, a strategic area where the borders of four countries converge - Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
The coalition, known as the Platform, said several hundred militants attacked its fighters and forced them to retreat near Talataye in the Gao region — long a hotspot for violence.
8th September is International Literacy Day. Millions of people worldwide still can’t read and write. We must do much better.
Armed men kill at least 100 people, mostly men, in northern Seytenga district, security officials say, but a local source claims provisional tally stood at 165.
Growing regional ties and cooperation are leading rapid economic recovery for Algeria and Türkiye, despite nearly two years of pandemic disruption and market volatility.
“A combination of violence, insecurity, deep poverty and record-high food prices is exacerbating malnutrition and driving millions to the fringes of survival,” according to the UN.
France supported the African country’s military-ruled government, angering Chadians and opening old wounds of the European country’s past colonial practices.
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