Integration of minorities, a key issue for the development of the Sahel

Dougoukolo Alpha Ba Konaré
Integration of minorities, a key issue for the development of the Sahel

In the Sahel, there are groups perceived and self-perceived as minorities. The ability of States in the region to integrate them—as well as the way they are treated by those States—are factors that, in governance, can be either a risk factor or an aid in consolidation. First episode of our new series on the future of the Sahel.

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How could Africa finance its development in a climate change context?

Étienne Espagne, Luc Jacolin, Florian Léon
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Interview

Is deforestation the root cause of new diseases?

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Ecological polytransition: the example of China

Health

COVID-19 vaccines: Is it worth continuing funding the COVAX flop?
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COVID-19 vaccines: Is it worth continuing funding the COVAX flop?

Despite high ambitions, COVAX, the multilateral vaccine delivery mechanism, has not lived up to its promise. What accounts for this failure and what can be done about it?

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Opinion

Population dynamics in the South: how will cities change?

If population growth and urban growth are related, the sustainability of tomorrow’s cities will above all depend on urban planning and how cities are linked with the rural world. In this fourth episode of our series “Tomorrow, 9 Billion People,” we explore population dynamics in the South.
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Green construction vs. the economic crisis after COVID-19

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Plastic: an environmental challenge made worse by COVID-19

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Chad, what have you done with your oil revenue?

When President Idriss Déby died on April 19, 2021, most analysts talked about the effect this will have on the stability of Chad and the sub-region, suggesting there may be new wars due to the influence of the Chadian military. An influence that finds its source in oil money.

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Covid-19 accelerating education inequalities in Burkina Faso

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