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Koroma probe risks backlash

The government hopes a strong stand on corruption will win votes, but the opposition is set on making the cost of prosecutions unacceptably high

In what government supporters see as a watershed moment and critics say is a precursor to civil unrest, formal corruption investigations have opened against former President Ernest...


Ouattara leads in a perilous poll

The president stands alone against the opposition front, but he is still favourite to win the elections at the end of the month

United in condemnation of Alassane Ouattara's bid for a third term, but failing to present a coherent alternative, the Ivorian opposition has all but written off its chances of pre...

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    Vol 61 No 20 |
  • MALI

Colonels concede – but not much

While many in the discredited political class plot a return to centre stage, the military has retained the upper hand after ousting President Keïta

Delegates from West Africa and beyond have been flying in and out of Bamako for weeks to impress their priorities and concerns upon the junta (the Comité national pour le Salut du ...


How to make oil pay

After 20 years of lobbying, a bill to reform the country’s energy industry is being pushed through the National Assembly – with a good chance of success

There has been consensus in the country on two things since the return to civil rule in 1999: the management of oil and gas, which dominates the export economy, is deeply flawed; a...


Buhari goes to the market

The pandemic has forced the government to end subsidies and move towards cost-reflective electricity pricing – and risk the fallout

Shrinking oil revenues and the wider economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic are putting pressure on policymakers to limit the damage. In the short term that will mean higher ...


Edo's not so merry-go-round

The opposition PDP claims its success in a fiercely contested governorship poll will relaunch it for the next national elections

The contest for Edo State governor on 19 September was set to be bitter and partisan with a heady mix of local and personal rivalries, just as the two main political parties began ...


    Vol 61 No 19 |
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Junta names front-man

The junta has named the 70-year-old former defence minister and retired officer Bah N'Daw as transitional president, thus testing to the limit the absolute insistence of the Econom...


Strife hampers Bio's reforms

The government's reforming zeal on education and administration is far from healing wider social divisions

Rowdy partisan battles and a pandemic-weakened economy are slowing the government's efforts to create jobs and invest in education and public health. Promoting national reconciliat...


Building back bigger

Planning to spend over 20 billion dollars on grand projects, the Buhari government is raising tariffs and tolls as well as taking on more debt

Many Nigerians are disappointed that, as President Muhammadu Buhari is a year into his second term, he has not done more to halt the scourge of corrupt trading deals and build up n...


Parties campaign as jihadists advance

The election contest is a lively affair between elite rivals but none of them has a clear plan to defeat the armed insurgents that have cut across the country

Burkina Faso is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on 22 November, although many parts of the country are unlikely to participate because the safety of polling booths...


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