Benin’s King of Cotton Makes Its Democracy a Sham
Talon’s procedural reforms have hollowed out fair elections and are a master class in entrenching autocracy.
West Africa Is Increasingly Vulnerable to Terrorist Groups
By working collectively and innovatively, the region can prevent the next security and humanitarian disaster.
The Waves Will Take Us Away
Climate change is destroying thousands of miles of West Africa's coastline. It's only a matter of time before it knocks out the region's economy, too.
West Africa Is Being Swallowed by the Sea
Encroaching waters off the coast of Togo, Ghana, Mauritania, and others are destroying homes, schools, fish, and a way of life.
Nigeria Scores Rare Victory Against Boko Haram
A mass surrender in a strategic fishing village indicates Buhari’s counterterrorism might have hope afterall.