Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?

By Iwa Salami The eight francophone states that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union have agreed to drop the use of the CFA franc. Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo will soon start using new currency,…

Anti-French sentiment on the rise in West Africa as security situation deteriorates

by Ineke Mules Despite the ongoing presence of French troops in the troubled Sahel region, violent attacks against civilians and security forces are still commonplace. So why isn’t the situation improving? French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou…