Why is Niger gaining increasing international attention?

By Mert Can Yazici Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst  Poverty, widespread illiteracy, lack of infrastructure, terrorism, food insecurity, environmental degradation… These are just a few of the problems Niger is facing today. The landlocked West African country consistently ranks at the bottom of the UN Human Development Indexes.[i] Recently, however, Niger has come to the fore notContinue reading “Why is Niger gaining increasing international attention?”

A“coup within a coup”: what next for Mali?

By Mert Can Yazici Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst While transatlantic actors are focused on the numerous summits and US President Joe Biden’s 8-day visit to Europe, the key west African nation of Mali is undergoing a coup for the second time in 9 months. The latest coup began with the arrest of Mali’s transitional President BahContinue reading “A“coup within a coup”: what next for Mali?”