UNE INFLUENCE CROISSANTE: La Chine en Afrique de L'ouest

Cette édition de West Africa Insight Cs’intéresse à la manière dont la Chine étend son influence en Afrique de l’Ouest. Tobi Oshodi et James Barnett commencent par donner une vue d’ensemble et une analyse du rôle que les Instituts Confucius, qui sont maintenant au nombre de 15 en Afrique de l’Ouest, jouent pour soutenir l’agenda …

Increasing Influence: China in West Africa

This edition of West Africa Insight reflects on the ways China is extending its influence across West Africa. Tobi Oshodi and James Barnett start by providing an overview and analysis of the role Confucius Institutes, of which there are now 15 in West Africa, are playing in support of China’s soft power agenda in the …

Tackling COVID-19: Finding West Africa's Path

Introduction The days when COVID-19 was only a distant threat to West African countries are over. It is now evident that the virus is here to stay andmust be addressed with practical responses that take into account the West African settings. Although the infection curve is not exponential, community transmission is beginning to gain ground …

Polls in Peril? West Africa's 2020 elections

In the last quarter of 2020, five of the 15 Economic Community of West African States member countries are facing important elections. In   October, presidential elections will take place in Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire (October), with general elections to follow in Burkina Faso November), Ghana and Niger (both December). This edition of West Africa Insights starts with a …

Climate Change: Recognising the Impacts on West Africa

The United States, one of the major culprits with regards to carbon emissions, had been ill-disposed to climate action even before it pulledout of the Paris Agreement – a global framework to limit global warming to below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C – in 2019. The current US administration gets a …

COVID-19 EN AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST Réponse et impacts

Au 26 juin, plus de 65 000 cas de Covid-19 ont été enregistrés dans les 15 pays qui composent la Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique del’Ouest, depuis que la pandémie est signalée pour la première fois dans la région, en provenance de l’Europe, via le Nigeria vers la fin de février. Cette édition spéciale …

Elections, Democracy and COVID-19 in West Africa

Based on its analysis of elections conducted so far in West Africa during the current pandemic, the Centre for Democracy and Development outlines the following considerations to guide the conduct of elections under the pandemic: Tissued by national governments, public health authorities, and national task forces on the movement and safety of people should inform …

COVID-19 In West Africa: Responses And Impacts

As of 26 June, more than 65,000 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across the 15 countries which comprise the Economic Community of West African States since the pandemic first arrived in the region from Europe,through Nigeria in late February. The outbreak has highlighted the important role individual citizens and the private sector can play …