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When – not if – Emefiele leaves the bank

The central bank governor's days appear to be numbered as President Tinubu changes economic tack – and lines up a handy scapegoat

Making clear his position on Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele's future, President Bola Tinubu announced the bank needed 'house-cleaning' in his inaugural speech on ...


Street hits back for Sonko

Senegalese are in shock after lethal clashes between police and crowds protesting the 1 June conviction of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko for 'corrupting the morals' of 20-year-ol...


Football before politics

Local elections have been brought forward to avoid clashing with the Africa Cup of Nations but offering just as many fireworks as old rivals vie for key posts

The stakes are high. The coming local elections must be flawless, unlike the violence-tainted 2020 presidentials, not only for the sake of the country's reputation but to reassure ...


Shell holds up clean-up payments in graft row

Sacked director of Ogoniland project spells out corruption concerns in rebuke to environment ministry

Shell is withholding payments towards the Ogoniland clean-up until it sees a full accounting for the disputed contracts issued to date, Africa Confidential has learned from sources...

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The ruling party could benefit from its IMF U-turn

After losing a by-election, the opposition NDC is crafting its campaign on government failure ahead of next year's elections

The IMF approval of a US$3 billion bailout to support Ghana's ailing economy is being held up as a victory by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), but it is also an embarrassin...


The IMF offers some breathing space

Accra has secured concessions from the multilateral banks as well as China in exchange for promises on debt

Although West Africa's second largest economy had been expected to receive an International Monetary Fund deal in the coming months, the IMF's 17 May announcement – that its ...

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Deeper reforms needed after the bailout

Slowing inflation and a strengthening cedi after the IMF credit will help the ruling party’s election campaign

Ghana's US$3 billion bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund will not be painless, and comes with demands for a diet of structural reforms and spending cuts. Key prioriti...


Tinubu struggles to control the Assembly

The incoming President's feted dealmaking skills will be tested in the courts and in the legislature

Ahead of the scheduled 29 May inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu, there are two key procedural hurdles: he has to resolve the fight over the leadership of both houses of t...


Sonko's trial is Sall's challenge

The outcome of the firebrand oppositionist's trial could transform the face of politics, and may open the way to other contenders

More than two years after he was first charged with raping the masseuse Adji Sarr and then making death threats, Ousmane Sonko, the charismatic leader of the Pastef Les Patriotes p...


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