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Fight in the last chance saloon

After hearing the arguments, a London court is about to rule on whether Abuja can challenge a record-breaking US$10 billion award against it

A substantial part of Nigeria's foreign financing strategy and the fortunes of a New York hedge fund, in partnership with an obscure entity registered in the British Virgin Islands...


The shake-up that didn’t happen

Plummeting prices prompted a radical plan to restructure the state oil company – then the vested interests fought back

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and several of the country’s most senior ministers recommended hard-hitting reforms to rein in the sprawling and notoriously unaccountable state ...


Quest for a new dauphin

The death of the prime minister faces the president with difficult choices. One of his riskiest options is to try to stay on

Politics is in deep turmoil following the sudden death on 8 July of the man widely expected to have become the new president by the end of the year, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Couli...


Divided we stand

President Buhari has papered over rifts in the ruling party but they will re-emerge ahead of national elections

With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading and the economy on the slide, the country's top politicians have taken refuge in the familiarity of an old-fashioned internal power struggle. R...


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Keïta clings on

A deal that could end the deadlock that has brought thousands to the streets demanding the President’s resignation is edging closer

News that on 5 July the beleaguered head of state President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) had held talks with Mahmoud Dicko, the conservative imam whose mass mobilising appeal has g...


The temporary consul

São Tomé and Príncipe has cancelled the appointment of the controversial Chad-born French businessman Vincent Miclet as honorary consul in Marrakech, Morocco, after it emerged he h...


Crisis summit as insurgents head south

A deadly attack on Côte d'Ivoire focused the attention of President Macron and regional leaders in Nouakchott

The regional summit in the Mauritanian capital on 30 June started with a note of collective self-congratulation sounded by President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani speaking of reinforcemen...


Back to the scene of the crime

A plan to restart oil production in Ogoniland amid a failing environmental clean-up risks repeating all the mistakes of 25 years ago

This week lawyers for the 40,000 people in the Ogale and Bille communities in the Niger Delta have been pressing their case in London's Supreme Court to hold Royal Dutch Shell liab...

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An 80s classic

There are plenty of heads of state in their 80s, but few who stand for presidential election at the age of 86. That's what Henri Konan Bédié – who was president from 1993 to 1999 –...


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