Tag Archives: West Africa

What Exactly Are Foreign Troops Protecting in the Sahel?

Officially they are there to fight terror, but external interventions may be more about self-interest.

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West Africa’s Untapped Agricultural Growth Potential

New report sees regional integration as high road to making the most of changing food patterns and dynamic populations.

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View from Africa: Is Nigeria Too Big to Fail?

The destruction of Boko Haram will not necessarily lead to a more peaceful and stable Nigeria. The extremist group rose out of a toxic brew of corruption, religion, politics and ethno-regionalism, in which struggles over Nigeria’s vast oil revenues have played out for decades.

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What West Africa Can Teach the U.S. About Ebola

Nigeria and Senegal have declared victory on Ebola even as healthcare workers in Texas contract it. Texas is not West Africa. But every once in a while, the West African example is worth following.

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Trading Away West Africa’s Hunger

Poor roads and railways, high transaction costs, lack of sufficient market information, incoherent trade policies by governments and bureaucratic hurdles are among limitations to free trade in West Africa. Import and export procedures are more costly and more time consuming in West Africa than any region of the world, experts say.   For instance, according to a 2010 study by the UN …

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