A UNPOL officer of the forensic team investigates the crime scene in Minima Maoude in Mali last month. (Photo/Marco Dormino/MINUSMA/Flickr).

Bloody Attack In Mali. Violence Has Soared By As Much as 7,028% Across Parts Of The Sahel

Ongoing violence is rooted in intercommunal tensions and spurred on by rising extremism in the Sahel. Jihadists have recruited heavily among Fulani herders in recent months.

Launch of AfCFTA signing in Kigali (Photo/UNECA/Flickr).

It’s World’s Largest Such Deal In 23 Years: Africa’s Free Trade Area Could Have 1.7 Billion People Spending $6.7 Trillion By 2030

Diverse African economies such as South Africa and Egypt, are likely to be the drivers of the free trade area, and are likely to benefit from it the most.