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Steinmetz's empire unravels

The mining magnate is appealing his bribery conviction while a law suit in Paris could put his entire fortune in peril

The five-year jail sentence handed down to Beny Steinmetz by Geneva's Tribunal Correctionnel on 22 January will embolden former partners pursuing his sprawling business empire for ...


Steinmetz gets five years for bribery

Judge Alexandra Banna in Geneva says that 'Steinmetz was the main beneficiary' of a criminal operation to secure mining rights in Guinea. 'All important decisions were taken with his agreement'

A Geneva court sentenced mining magnate Beny Steinmetz to five years in prison on 22 January for bribery and money-laundering. The bribes were paid to obtain rights to mine the vas...

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EXCLUSIVE – Inside the Swiss charges against Steinmetz

As Beny Steinmetz awaits the judges' verdict, we probe the prosecution's accusations of money-laundering and grand corruption

It was dubbed the 'deal of the century' – an operation to obtain rights to the world's biggest iron ore deposit – but became a quagmire, sucking its protagonists into a corruption ...

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Outstaying welcomes

French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement on 19 January that he would be reviewing the deployment of soldiers to Opération Barkhane in the Sahel due to 'good results' in rece...


Both sides go to court

Legal challenges against narrow wins in the presidential and parliamentary results are heating up national politics

John Mahama, presidential candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), is taking a leaf from the book of his opponent President Nana Akufo-Addo with his attempt...


Immune to diplomacy

On 20 June last year, a private plane made a refuelling stop at the international airport on the Cape Verde island of Sal. On board was the 49-year-old Colombian-born Venezuelan bu...


Ready to rumble

As President Buhari looks to his legacy, the jostling for succession will begin in earnest

In May, President Muhammadu Buhari will reach the halfway point of his second and final four-year term. It is that point in Nigeria's political calendar, when the main players' foc...

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Skirt and blouse politics

Government will get more complex with the New Patriotic Party running the executive but facing a split parliament

At a time of deep polarisation, the new government emerging after the official results of the 7 December elections will demand some political cohabitation between the two main part...


Old demons resurface

Last year’s electoral violence could be a foretaste of things to come as the three big political figures start to fade from view

The hit from the Covid-19 pandemic means that President Alassane Ouattara will find it much harder to mask political and ethnic tensions and stark inequality with stellar economic ...


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Bumps in the road ahead

The caretaker government explores talks with jihadist leaders while it keeps its military alliance with France

The death from Covid-19 of opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé on 25 December, has robbed Mali of the clear favourite for the presidential election due to take place by March 2022. Ex...


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