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Uncivil action

Royal Dutch Shell and ENI claimed a minor victory on 20 July when the judge in the OPL 245 trial in Milan ruled that the natural resource lobbying groups and civil society organisa...


A split by any other name

A new grand opposition coalition and fresh splits in the President’s party are changing calculations about next year’s elections

The latest round of defections and manoeuvrings in Abuja give weight to the opposition People's Democratic Party announcement that it will lead a new Coalition of United Political ...


Corruption inquiry takes off

The new president is taking the advice of his transition team's explosive report by instituting a judicial inquiry into corruption

President Julius Maada Bio's cabinet on 6 July approved a wide-ranging probe focusing on 'unexplained wealth' allegedly accumulated by former President Ernest Bai Koroma and his of...


Shaky start for Sahel force

An attack on the G5 Sahel’s HQ has further undermined confidence in an alliance of governments who lack trust in each other

A lack of confidence and cash is holding up deployment of the G5 Sahel joint military force, tasked with tackling jihadist groups and trafficking gangs in the fragile border areas ...


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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