When Presidents Yahya Jammeh of Gambia, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Omar al-Bashir of Sudan were brought down within a few years of each other, ... Africa appeared to be getting rid of the old men that had dominated the political scene for decades.
Our historical understanding of Blackness is most commonly shaped by the story of the Atlantic slave trade – the forced movement of Africans ... to the West, in particular to the Americas. But this is a linear narrative that is dominated by American voices.
Relations in the Horn of Africa are complex and complicated. Creating an economic and political bloc may seem a solution to bring peace and boost ... trade. But it risks sparking distrust from other East African countries, and with the other regional body, IGAD.
The Great Green Wall of the Sahel is an ambitious programme aimed to combat the natural challenges the region is facing. It demonstrates the ... will and commitment of both the people and the regional states to reject its geographic and climatic fate.