What are the economic benefits of the Chinese presence in Africa? After the big announcements of the 7th Summit of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC, 3-4 September) Stake experts asked the question, focusing in particular on the (official) incomes of Chinese companies from infrastructure projects in each country of the continent.Read More
Small arms and light weapons traffic has been fueling insecurity in West Africa for several years. It is even more difficult to stop it because the decision-makers have few figures to grasp its extent…Read More
How about the ratification of the agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)? This is a question that we are entitled to ask eight months after its negotiation at the 30th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, January 2018.Read More
The African security debate is being monopolized by ad-hoc regional military forces and foreign military interventions in the continent. However, more silent but not less effective is the presence of permanent foreign military bases. This confirms the geopolitical interest in some African countries. Seven countries are concerned. They host troops from 1 to 7 different other countries.