Guest Columns

Red Card, Green Card – Notes Towards the Management of Hysteria, By Wole Soyinka

WOLEXIT My exit time schema applies, not yours. If it even becomes convenient to bring it forward, I intend to do so, but please don’t come at me with plaints of time imprecision. I never discussed it with you, nor invited you to a private decision whose execution was already…
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Opinion

Should the G5 Sahel Include Algeria?, By Benteboula Mohamed-Salah

...in the long run, there is a growing awareness of the need to address the underlying causes of instability in the Sahel region, which are terrorism, underdevelopment, weak governance, and poverty, all of which are, at least in part, linked to climate change. The G5 Sahel guides the African Union…
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Guest Columns

Time To Treat Corruption With the Seriousness It Deserves, By John Kerry

After all, governments spend a lot of time — and resources — on threats like violent extremism, transnational crime and fragile states. Yet by ignoring their profound links to corruption, we make our work that much harder. Today, we can no longer plead ignorance. If we are serious about taking…
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Columns

Pastoralism or Terrorism?: The Killing Culture of the Neo-Nomadic, By Wole Soyinka

– Artwork by Francis Nnamdi Chiedu I have not heard an order given that any cattle herder caught with sophisticated firearms be instantly disarmed, arrested, placed on trial, and his cattle Let me repeat, and of course I only ask to be corrected if wrong: I have yet to encounter…
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Opinion

Africa: Ignoring the Lion in the Room, By Chris Beatty

American presidential candidates are wrong. The greatest global terror threat isn’t ISIS, it’s instability in Africa. In the past few weeks, Islamist terrorist groups across Africa – from Al Shabaab in Somalia to Boko Haram in Nigeria – have staged half a dozen terrorist attacks on foreign nationals, including a…
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