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The Brexit connection

African politicians and business people are getting drawn into the shenanigans surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union

A criminal investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency, announced on 5 November, into businessman and Brexit campaigner Arron Banks could touch on some of his diamond interest...


Weah awash in scandal

The new President’s promises to tackle graft and promote Liberian companies are already wearing thin

George Weah rode a wave of goodwill at home and abroad into the Liberian presidency as yet another peaceful African political transition was celebrated. But the shine is already co...


A bridging loan too far

The Chinese government is putting pressure on President Julius Maada Bio to go ahead with a project to link Lungi International Airport, which lies on the other side of Tagrin Bay,...


Now the race looks serious

The challenger Atiku Abubakar has built a new coalition, but strong northern support for President Buhari will give him staying power

Hell froze over in Nigeria on 11 October. That's when former President Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed his once Vice-President and newly crowned leader of the opposition People's Democr...

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Lining up for battle

Falling support for the President’s party in local elections is a foretaste of the national vote in 2020

The ruling party could only count on mixed results in the just-ended regional and local elections, held on 13 October. President Alassane Dramane Ouattara's Rassemblement des houp...


Poll blow for Trovoada 

Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada and his ruling Acção Democrática Independente (ADI) emerged from the elections of 7 October as the biggest party, but they lost...


The flight into Israel

The leader of the supposed Igbo independence movement, Nwannekaenyi 'Nnamdi' Kenny Okwu Kanu, seems to have turned up in Israel after going on the run from a trial in Nigeria. Isra...


Turks in troubled waters

Another over-priced port contract comes under fire for political patronage and secrecy

The Port Autonome de Conakry (PAC), Guinea's principal sea port, is a strategic national asset, so the fact that it is now to be run by Turkey's Albayrak (Albayrak Turizm Seyahat I...


The heist that never was

Elected on a pro-poor ticket as a ‘man of the people’, George Weah has fast become mired in allegations of graft

President George Weah's carefully choreographed image as a champion of the slum poor, which got him elected with an overwhelming majority in December 2017, is unlikely to survive a...


Big business gets stuck into the elections

A string of corporate fraud cases is stirring up partisan rivalries ahead of next year’s presidential vote

Prosecutors in Milan began to set out their case against oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Italy's ENI in court on 26 September. Both companies are charged with paying over US$1 bil...

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