The African Magazine

Benin's President Patrice Talon

Benin Republic for Sale. Really?

BY LOU SIFA (WITH JULES MAOUSSI) There was a wide-spread joke here in Benin that the only way out of the frustration over the lingering economic malaise, the daily power outage, water cut-off and...

Donald Trump

The real reason Trump won: White fright

BY CHRISTOPHER SEBASTIAN PARKER Many presidents have assumed the reins of a divided nation, but we’ve never seen anything like the reaction to Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential election. It didn’t happen to Richard...

Benin businessman and former minister in charge of the maritime economy, Issa Badarou Soule

Grudge over the killing of Muammar Gaddafi

BY LOU SIFA People across Africa are disappointed—some outraged—by the Obama administration’s contribution to the killing of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on October 20, 2011 during the final battle of the Libyan Civil...