Is Burkina Faso’s elite guard still a threat?
Burkina Faso's transitional government has dissolved the RSP, but will the elite security force responsible for last month's coup finally go away? OSIWA's Mathias Hounkpe looks at what must happen next to keep the country on its path to civilian rule and democracy. full report
Slideshow: Surviving in the Sudd
30 September 2015
A month after President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal aimed at ending South Sudan's two-year civil war there is still intermittent fighting in some of the nation's most far-flung and violent places.
Cattle rustlers profit from Boko Haram bonanza
28 September 2015
Cattle theft has long been a problem in northwestern Nigeria but the general insecurity caused by the Boko Haram insurgency is emboldening seasoned rustlers and encouraging those struggling with endemic poverty and high unemployment to turn to it as a lucrative second ‘career’, with potentially disastrous consequences.
The rocky road to democracy in Burkina Faso
22 September 2015
Negotiations are under way to return Burkina Faso to civilian rule following last week's coup, but a proposed amnesty for the coup plotters would leave many people unhappy.
Vote limbo for Central African refugees
14 September 2015
Nearly 200,000 refugees who fled the Central African Republic are still waiting to see if they will be able to cast their ballots in next month's presidential elections.
Farmers turn to fishing as Zimbabwe crops fail
31 August 2015
The lean season in Zimbabwe has rarely been so lean. Harvests have failed across the country after a cruel combination of late rains, floods and drought. Farmers are turning their hand to just about anything to ensure their families don't starve...