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A military response is needed to avoid the growth of real jihadist states in Africa. But Islamist groups benefit, in part, from the support of the populations and it will not be possible to contain people’s resentment for too long, even by installing strongmen – ‘good dictators’ - supported by Western countries. The terrorists’ funds must be cut off, diplomatic wor...
Many African countries are suffering from conflict. Tribal and religious differences are involved, along with the division of natural resources. In some cases a strong leader may bring stability, but many experts advocate African federalism – the creation of subsidiary entities within the states. The borders inherited from the colonial period have demonstrated thei...
Africa is one of the fastest changing regions of the world. It is the second largest continent and has the second biggest population which has doubled in the last 27 years. It is also full of natural resources including energy and minerals and more are being discovered. Six African countries were among the world’s fastest growing economies in the first decade of th...
Teresa Nogueira Pinto