Tag Archives: Burkina Faso

Jihadism and coups in West Africa’s Sahel region: a complex relationship

Armed and Security Forces of Mali servicemen stand guard on a military vehicle. Stephane De Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images Folahanmi Aina, King’s College London The political instability and insecurity in some Sahelian states in West Africa has led to the capture of political power by their military in recent times. Chad, Burkina Faso and Mali have all experienced coups. One …

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Jihadism and coups in West Africa’s Sahel region: a complex relationship

Armed and Security Forces of Mali servicemen stand guard on a military vehicle. Stephane De Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images Folahanmi Aina, King’s College London The political instability and insecurity in some Sahelian states in West Africa has led to the capture of political power by their military in recent times. Chad, Burkina Faso and Mali have all experienced coups. One …

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Vague de coups d’État en Afrique : on les appelle désormais des « réinterprétations constitutionnelles »

Le nouvel homme fort de la Guinée, le colonel Mamady Doumbouya, à Conakry, le 10 septembre 2021, alors qu’il vient de renverser le président Alpha Condé. Il a déclaré que le coup d’État n’en était pas un, mais plutôt une «action inaugurale». (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba) Henri Assogba, Université Laval Les coups d’État se succèdent à un rythme soutenu en …

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France’s decision to pull troops out of the Sahel invites a less military approach

A less militarised approach could lead to greater security in the region. Daphne Benoit/AFP via Getty Images Folahanmi Aina, King’s College London France recently announced plans to close its military operation battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa. President Emmanuel Macron said the mission would be replaced by an “operation of support and cooperation with armies in …

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Africa indigenous fruit trees offer major benefits. But they’re being ignored

The doum palm is an indigenous tree in Kenya which produces edible fruit. Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, North-West University and Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu, North-West University Indigenous fruits have been collected from the wild for centuries for human consumption and other purposes. Across the African continent, indigenous fruit trees are valuable assets for local communities. But the …

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Education is both the victim and the best weapon in Central Sahel conflict

A child who fled from Central African Republic attending a class at a refugee camp in Chad. Getty Images Craig Bailie, Stellenbosch University South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, captured the value of education when he said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” This is why quality education is one …

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