West Africa is rocked by yet another coup as the military seizes power in Ouagadougou and holds onto control in Bamako.
The soccer tournament is being held in the middle of ongoing conflict—and is still fighting for the world’s respect.
Ethiopia’s war and other conflicts in the Horn of Africa region will shape the coming year.
Expanding security cooperation and friendly rhetoric are strengthening Ankara’s influence on the continent.
Burkina Faso’s government resigns amid protests and the military’s failure to counter Islamists.
Beijing is scaling back its investments across the continent, but it still has greater economic influence than the United States.
Yahya Jammeh is still trying to pull the strings in Gambia’s first presidential vote since his fall from power.
As civil war spreads, Kenya and the African Union are trying to broker a cease-fire.
Young people across the continent have been hit hard by the pandemic, lockdowns, and economic stagnation—but their protests have largely been ignored by elderly elites.
With jihadist groups on the rise, African leaders from Nigeria to Mozambique are worried about maintaining stability.
Allowing the International Criminal Court to prosecute a former leader for war crimes could be a pivotal moment in the transition to democracy.
A country long seen as a bulwark of stability is facing economic stagnation and democratic backsliding.