Gilles Olakounlé Yabi is west Africa project director of the International Crisis Group. He was formerly a journalist for Jeune Afrique magazine, and an independent researcher and consultant in the fields of conflict analysis, peacekeeping operations and political governance in west Africa
Mali's crisis: pitfalls and pathways
A short-lived military coup in Mali highlights the complex crisis unfolding in the country's north, where armed...
Liberia: the post-election challenges
The years of conflict in Liberia have left a heavy legacy and ensured that the return to democracy has been bumpy....
Guinea: a state of suspension