Mapping Africa Transformations


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Dangerous border areas

In the past decade, one third of the incidents of political violence that have caused casualties in the region have taken place within 50-km of a land border

Long term trends across security and development in the Sahel

This paper offers a broad overview of the current situation in the Sahel paying attention to the intersecting and overlapping issues of security and development

Gender disparities in trade networks

Women face many obstacles limiting their participation in trade including: education-related challenges, poorer access to information and markets, male-dominated distribution networks, time and mobility constraints, and greater difficulties in complying with regulatory and procedural requirements

Integrating gender analysis into food & nutrition security early warning systems in West Africa

Integrating gender dimensions into early warning systems is critical to support equitable crisis prevention and response

Women and trade networks in West Africa

Women make a significant contribution to West Africa's food economy

Contemporary civil-military relations in the Sahel

The paper examines the evolution and the contemporary state of civil-military relations in the francophone Sahel (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal)

Political settlements with jihadists in Algeria and the Sahel

This paper analyses past settlements with jihadists in Algeria and the Sahel, distinguishing between “stabilising settlements” that remove fighters from the battlefield versus “delaying settlements” that allow jihadists to accumulate resources and recruits