In this issue: Mali’s 2018 presidential election; Lomé hosts UEMOA, ECOWAS, ECCAS summits; Cross-border development in the Sahel; 7th UEMOA high-level committee on food security; summer reading
In this issue: Ibrahim Mayaki becomes new SWAC president; 17th ECOWAS-UEMOA meeting; ECOWAS ministers discuss governance of the regional food security reserve; USAID, CILSS continue to discuss food security strategy; and President Kaboré advocates for girls’ education.
In this issue: AfDB annual meetings: Focus on West Africa; the EU mobilises support for Gambia’s development plan; Nigeria: After three years in power, how is Buhari doing? Opinion: We are exhausted by the talk, talk and talk.
In this issue: Ghana hosts World Press Freedom Day 2018; ministers aim to boost African continental free trade area; IMF predicts 3.4% growth for sub-Saharan Africa in 2018
In this issue: Food security stakeholders call for action; ECOWAS promotes peaceful cross-border transhumance; new agro-ecological transition support project ; and Belgium supports health insurance system in Senegal.
In this issue: The 2017-18 agro-pastoral campaign and food situation; World Water Day; The UN refocuses its support for the Sahel; and Mali, four months ahead of the presidential election.
In this issue: West Africa celebrates International Women’s Day; Sierra Leone: tight presidential election; UEMOA, SWAC take stock of co-operation priorities; and China to build new ECOWAS Commission Headquarters.
In this issue: RPCA calls for action to address the critical pastoral situation; two deadly attacks in Ouagadougou; leadership changes at CILSS, ECOWAS and GIABA; and Turkey, West Africa strengthen co-operation.
In this issue: G5 Sahel calls for international support; CILSS summit focuses on reforms; Sirleaf wins 2017 African Leadership Award; and Maman Sidikou becomes the new G5 Sahel Permanent Secretary
In this issue: 30th AU summit launches African Anti-Corruption Year; UN update on the security situation in West Africa; The Regional Food Security Reserve is taking shape; and AfDB helps Niger build resilience.
In this issue: George Weah becomes Liberia’s president; partners help Cabo Verde cope with food insecurity; Mauritania revamps its currency; CILSS opens new training for water engineers.
In this issue: 52nd ECOWAS Summit; urgent funding needs of the G5 Sahel; pastoralism and conflict prevention in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa; linking borderlands research and policy; and Jean-Claude Brou, new president of the ECOWAS Commission.