West Africa

War games in the Sahel

Over the past three years, the Sahel, specifically Niger, has become the venue of a military build-up of foreign troops from the US, France, Germany, …

How terror came to the Sahel

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, US security mandarins made a deal with the Algerian intelligence services, as they pursued Islamists across the region, …

Photography : By Royal Appointment

Nigeria Monarchs introduces us to a way of life rarely glimpsed, with social roots as deep as any on the earth. These are some of …

After Ebola

Geraldine Lamin celebrates her survival, and mourns those consumed by the epidemic two years ago. ‘My mother got sick first. She was a nurse in …

The Big Interview with Amma Asante

Ghanaian-born politician, Amma Asante, who became only the second African elected to the Dutch parliament, talks to Femi Akomolafe on immigration, racism in the Netherlands and …

Where has all the money gone?

Retrieving the looted funds from far-flung destinations, and prosecuting those responsible, is essential to restoring trust in government. Osasu Obayiuwana reports. While it is reported …

The future of Nigeria’s manufacturing

Can Nigeria get back on the industrial horse? Although current realities don’t hold much promise, the resilience of Nnewi, wartime Biafra’s industrial machine, suggests a new path, …