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Drama in the delay

Accusations of malfeasance and conspiracy follow the last-minute postponement of the national elections

In an election campaign that has failed to capture the nation's imagination, the announcement that voting would be delayed by a week, less than six hours before it was due to start...


Governors get set

As the states demand more power from the creaking federal system, the governorship races are getting closer and more important

When the world shifts its attention away from Nigeria's headline-making presidential election, the country's provincial politicians will be shifting into high gear. On 9 March, Nig...


Macky wants first round KO

Having virtually obliterated the opposition, the President is banking on winning the poll in the first round

President Macky Sall may be about to pick up an unlikely gift from an old foe. In protest at the exclusion of his son Karim as a presidential candidate – because of an unpaid...


All bets are off

Gbagbo’s probable reappearance on the political scene is not the only bombshell as the road opens to the 2020 elections

A fortnight of political drama in Côte d’Ivoire began on 26 January when President Alassane Dramane Ouattara and family appeared before a capacity crowd at the main sta...


Attacks spur ethnic violence

A wave of jihadist attacks and retaliatory measures by the army is shaking up politics and endangering social stability. Prime Minister Paul Kaba Tieba and his government resigned ...


Errors of judgement

The row over the President’s suspension of the Chief Justice raises doubts over the conduct of this month’s elections

Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on 25 January, is fighting for his professional life in a partisan battle that casts a shadow over presidenti...


A rapidly growing field

As Ouattara mulls a third term despite widespread opposition to the move, his predecessor is confident of a triumphant return

If confirmed at a review hearing set for 1 February, the acquittal of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will inject further momentum into a comp...


Midterm blues and red lines

President Akufo-Addo is pushing for bold development on industry and education – but few citizens feel any short-term benefit

As he marks the halfway point for his government, President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo wants to push ahead with ambitious economic modernisation plans before campaigning for the 2020 ele...


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A compromised regime

After the president was re-elected, partly thanks to northern armed groups who brought in the vote, optimism is in short supply

Mali ended 2018 better than many expected. On the national political front, the presidential election went smoothly and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was re-elected for a s...


A poll without passion

The party-political system is failing the country amid preparations for national elections in February and state elections in March

What should be an epic battle of ideas and policies in Africa's biggest democracy to address recurring economic and security crises is turning out to be one of the country's dulles...


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