A soldier in France's Barkhane operation in Mali. (Photo/Fred Marie/Flickr).

Africa’s Insecurity Is Leading To A Growing Foreign Military Presence: Time To Ring The Alarm Bells?

There are just too many foreign military actors on the continent busy executing their own agendas.

View from Kigali International Convention Centre, where the 2016 AU Summit was held. The question of AU financing has been a dead end for many ambitious continental plans. (Photo/ Flickr/ UN Photo/ Rick Bajornas)

As New AU Chair Mahamat Takes Office: The African Union’s Financing Headache, In Two Charts

Right from its inception, the AU has faced problems of member states not paying their dues on time; sanctions should kick in after a country has defaulted two years in a row