International news reporting

How foreign reporting depends on NGOs

Journalism in many countries is increasingly interlaced with civil society organisations. This can be problematic

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West Africa

Nigeria’s inconclusive election results

The results of Nigeria’s presidential elections will be challenged in court

Violent conflict

High hopes abounded during Pope’s visit to South Sudan

Pope Francis stirred optimism in the conflict-torn country, but will people’s expectations be fulfilled?


Libya lapses into Gaddafi nostalgia

More than ten years after the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, the situation in Libya is so devastating that some long for pre-revolutionary times

Grain and oil prices

What Ukraine war has meant for Libya so far

When world-market prices soared, oil production went down in strife-torn North African country

Summer Special

Emancipation in Syria, both personal and political

“The other side of the river” shows a young Syrian woman’s personal liberation within the context of a wider effort to establish democracy

Tropical storms

CARICOM plans to boost disaster resilience

Due to global heating, hurricanes are becoming more dangerous in the Caribbean

Military security

Moscow tries to counter western interests wherever it can

West Africa scholar explains why global trends are giving rise to “systemic coups” in his world region


It is hard to see how ECOWAS can escape stalemate

Because Mali’s military regime has postponed elections, ECOWAS has imposed sanctions.


Looting the state coffers

Benin faces continued official corruption despite the efforts of a special court

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