Disarray following a March 21 coup has allowed Tuareg rebels to take over much of Mali's north. West African neighbors worry about spillover.
After a string of defeats against better armed Tuareg rebels, Mali's army staged a mutiny and overthrew the government.
The current food crisis in Chad could affect 3.6 million people, writes guest blogger Alex Thurston.
Nearly a year after protests by trade unions and students, Burkina Faso's rulers are sorting through the fallout and recently fired 100 policemen, writes guest blogger Alex Thurston.
Opposition leader Mohammed Ali Ibrahim disappeared this week, and opposition-run websites wasted little time in disseminating information in multiple languages.
Researchers are confirming what African farmers already know: Termites and ants can be used to increase soil fertility and crop yields.