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.


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With Over 10 Million Still Needing Assistance Every Day, The ‘Forgotten’ Lake Chad Crisis Gets A Shot In The Arm

More than $2 billion was pledged at the Lake Chad crisis, more than the $1.5 billion sought and three times the disappointing haul last year.


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Detention centre in Libya. (Photo/IRIN).

In A Reversal Of Migration Trends, 1,700 Sudanese Refugees Leave Libya For Niger, Some Arrested

There are fears that intensified conflict in southern Libya could lead to a large scale displacement crisis in northern Niger


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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.