Economic Community Of West African States (Ecowas)
Togo faces two years of turmoil
Togo is another instance of “third termism” in sub-Saharan Africa, as a long-time ruler determined to stay in power collides with an increasingly angry populace. President Faure Gnassingbe appears to be losing his grip ahead of the 2020 presidential elections, while his well-organized opponents may be able to count on outside intervention from ECOWAS, West Africa’s regional bloc.
Global Outlook 2017: Sub-Saharan Africa
Political instability will be the norm for sub-Saharan Africa in 2017. Crises will range from rocky political transitions to mass protests, electoral violence and – in the worst case – even genocide. The region faces these challenges at a time when realpolitik is replacing liberalism.
New setback for peace hopes in Mali
The crisis in Mali is deepening after the arrest and resignation of the country’s interim prime minister. It comes after hopes had been rising for a chance of peace in Mali after the government had held a meeting with the two sets of rebel groups fighting for control of the north. THE ARREST and subsequent resignation of ...
Africa’s stability and growth faces threats from armed militia
Africa’s economy could be transformed with its wealth of natural resources. But weak governments, terrorists and armed militia threaten the stability and development of much of the continent as the impact of North Africa’s Arab Spring reverberates across a wider region THREE major risks face Africa’s stability and develop...