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La Frontière, le Terreur et les Défis pour la prospérité en Afrique de l’Ouest Il est un autre mois merveilleux et nous sommes transporte de joie de vous parvenir à travers The West Africa Insight, qui est devenu notre point de rencontre pour discuter des problèmes différents configurant notre région et le reste de l’Afrique....

BOKO HARAM
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BOKO HARAM

Beyond Numbers: the Real Cost of Boko Haram Insurgency The current Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria sends shivers down spines of citizens and non-citizens alike. The Nigerian economy and state is being crippled by the raging insurgency. As we decry the insurgency, there’s a strong need to start counting its cost by placing the carnage...

ARMED CONFLICTS IN AFRICA
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ARMED CONFLICTS IN AFRICA

The just concluded U.S-Africa Leaders Summit brings to mind the Otto Von Bismarck hosted Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 where Africa was partitioned to the entire benefit of the colonial masters. Predicted as the world’s fastest growing economy hosting 6 of the world’s fastest growing economies in 2014, e.g. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Mozambique; Nigeria;...

Celebrating Women
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Celebrating Women

The significance of the year 2015 for women is manyfold. First, it represents twenty years of post-1995 Beijing Conference, where far reaching decisions that affect the lives of women were made. Secondly, it is the target year of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); and more importantly, 2015 has been declared the year of women’s empowerment...

The Changing Nature of West African Conflicts
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The Changing Nature of West African Conflicts

In the postcolonial period, especially in the late 1980s through to the early 1990s, several West African states have been plagued by conflicts resulting in loss of lives, destruction of property and overall political and economic setback for the region. In recent times the nature of these conflicts has tremendously changed, from largely interstate conflicts...

BORDERS
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BORDERS

Borders, Terror and challenges for prosperity in West Africa It is another wonderful month and we are elated to be reaching you through , which has become our West Africa Insight meeting point to discuss the various issues shaping our region and the rest of Africa. In this edition we focus on two topical issues...

DRUGS
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DRUGS

EditorialAs the world gathers for the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem(UNGASS 2016), the focus will be on a new approach to spur change in the war against drugs, since most of current policies adopted at and after the 1998 UNGASS session’s calling for the total elimination of drugs from the world...

ECOWAS AT 40
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ECOWAS AT 40

ECOWAS: Forty Years on, What Prospects for the Future? ropelled by a strong desire to reposition West Africa onto the path of economic development, the Heads of P State and Government established the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in 1975. The Treaty of Lagos, creating ECOWAS, was signed by 15 countries with the...

40 ANS DE CEDEAO
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40 ANS DE CEDEAO

CEDEAO: Quarante ans après, quelles perspectives pour l’avenir? Mûs par un profond désir de propulser l’Afrique de l’Ouest vers la voie du développement économique, les chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement de la région ont mis sur pied en 1975 la Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO). Le traite de Lagos mettant en...

Conflict Risks
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Conflict Risks

The past two decades have witnessed rapid escalation in prominence of security threats such as terrorism, state fragility, nuclear proliferation, bureaucraticcorruption,andglobalwarming. Equallydisquietingisthe new wave of non-state sources of instability including HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, and natural disasters. The uncertainties they portend for worldwide peace are yet to be accurately, comprehensively deciphered, and present recommendations for their...