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Move over, grandad

A split between the country's two dominant political godfathers is widening, creating an opening for the former guerrilla leader Guillaume Soro

The stability of the Ivorian political system has depended on the famed rapport between President Alassane Dramane Ouattara and the long-time leader of the Parti démocratique de Cô...


Adieu à Françafrique

The investigation of Vincent Bolloré highlights how the old business networks are losing influence in French former colonies

When the French billionaire industrialist Vincent Bolloré was placed under formal investigation by Paris prosecutors on suspicion of bribing foreign officials in Africa, commentato...


Militants pick their party

In the oil-rich south-east, new wars are being swapped for old as politics gets murky in the run-up to the election

Oil industry sources murmur that President Muhammadu Buhari's initiatives to sustain peace in the restive Niger Delta may not prevail as political dirty tricks accelerate in the ru...


Monrovia questions UN record

The snubbing of the former head of the UN mission by President Johnson Sirleaf prompts an evaluation of its mixed record

Shortly before she retired in January, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf held a ceremony to thank Liberia's international friends for their support through her 12-year rule. S...


A toxic brew

Arguments over a beer company have opened dangerous divisions in the elite while the ruling party plays fast and loose with the constitution

One of the few working industrial facilities in São Tomé e Príncipe, the Rosema brewery, is the locus of a vicious political dispute pitting one part of the po...


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  • MALI

Threats to peaceful poll

Only four days after UN Secretary General António Guterres left Bamako with the government's promises to promote peace and stability in his pocket, he was sounding his concern abo...


Weah scores away

Liberian President George Weah was one of only four African heads of state to attend the European Commission's showcase for its overseas development aid programme, 'European Develo...


Cracks spread in APC alliance

The governing party is tested as factions jostle for power and settle old scores with Buhari’s placemen

Bola Tinubu's appointment to lead the reconciliation committee of the All Progressives' Congress was meant to signal that the APC hierarchy was ready to salve wounds of aggrieved m...


Conté's long shadow

Ibrahima Kassory Fofana is not merely Guinea's new prime minister. His appointment by President Alpha Condé marks a return of the cadre of politicians who came to prominence under ...


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