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Economic woes hit Akufo-Addo on all sides

Ruling party MPs call for the head of the finance minister, as critics blame corruption for the plunging cedi and rising prices

Under growing pressure from within and outside his New Patriotic Party (NPP), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is trying to mollify critics of the government's economic strate...


Bamako's wolf warrior diplomacy backfires

Foreign Minister Diop's attacks on France and peacekeepers meets sceptical silence at UN Security Council

After accusing France of supporting Islamist militia groups at a UN Security Council meeting on 18 October, Bamako's foreign minister Abdoulaye Diop dialled down the rhetoric five ...


Grand corruption wrecks Niger delta clean-up

Theft from the billion-dollar oil clean-up in Ogoniland is so bad that the operation's chief architect, the UN Environment Programme, wants to quit

The UN Environment Programme is set for a bitter break with Nigeria over the clean-up of pipeline spills in the Niger delta despite almost 15 years of close cooperation, Africa Con...


Banking on the Fund

Worries over the repercussions of a wide-ranging debt restructuring are slowing the government’s negotiations for a $3 billion credit from the IMF

The markets have turned against President Nana Akufo-Addo's New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, pushing up bond yields and eroding the value of the cedi against the dollar by 45%...


A dozen in the dock

Thirteen years to the day after the Conakry stadium massacre that left 157 people dead, the trial officially opened against those held responsible. Three men the United Nations had...


An election umpire besieged on all sides

A younger, better-informed and more demanding electorate is challenging the state and mainstream politicians to run fairer elections

Every week or so a new scandal about a plan to steal the national elections next year hits the headlines and social media. One of the latest claims is that there are over 10 millio...

READ FOR FREE

Penalise the plunder, say protestors

Civil society groups are up in arms about the Auditor-General's refusal to use his powers to recover $1.7bn in misappropriated public funds

A coalition of civil society groups is protesting the unwillingness of the Auditor-General, Johnson Asiedu, to act on his latest annual audit of government expenditure, published l...


Frank Timis, eco-warrior

Australian-Romanian businessman Frank Timis, a veteran of stock exchange fraud and corruption scandals, is charging into agriculture, snapping up vast landholdings in Senegal and o...


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Cops to lose rights

Mali's military junta plans to militarise the police and eliminate the right of police officers to strike and unionise, diplomatic sources have told Africa Confidential. Discussion...


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