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    Vol 61 No 17 |
  • MALI

The junta haggles on transition

The colonels face down the demands of regional leaders while the West wants to get back to fighting the jihadists. Keïta is all but forgotten

It's been a week of hard bargaining in Bamako and over the West African airwaves as the putschists who turfed Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of the presidency negotiate with the E...

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All power to the governors

Watching the confusion and rivalries in Abuja, the states are trying to take control of resources and security

Timipre Sylva's meeting with Nyesom Wike at the governor's mansion in Port Harcourt on 23 August bore all the signs of an old friends' reunion. Both are political kingpins from the...


    Vol 61 No 17 |
  • MALI

No road back for Keïta

Mutinous soldiers have delivered the coup de grâce to a failing regime as envoys go through the motions of trying to restore the president

The pro forma condemnation by West African leaders of the overthrow of the hapless President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on 18 August – not to mention the strong popular supp...


In Edo, all politics is national

State elections next month in the heart of what was once West Africa’s biggest empire is testing the coherence of the country’s two main parties

Last month, a massive new video screen appeared at the busiest intersection in Benin City, centre of a once towering kingdom and now capital of Edo state. Where the region's most f...


Groaning about zoning

A proposal that the President's election should be based wholly on merit – not rotation between north and south – has caused a storm

Politicians and pundits in Nigeria have shown a rare unanimity in outrage at comments by Mamman Daura, widely regarded as President Muhammadu Buhari's most influential advisor, abo...


Polls boss row

Two years after bitterly disputed and tight presidential elections, political leaders have divided along party lines over the appointment of the National Electoral Commission's (NE...


Plenipotentiary redundancy

Benin is planning to close 24 of its 27 embassies around the world in the second major retrenchment of the country's diplomatic corps since President Patrice Talon took office, Afr...


The Presidents' club backs Keïta

An emergency summit has given full backing to the President but leaves grave doubts about his chances of forming a national unity government

The 27 July online summit of West African leaders has given full, emphatic backing to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) in his confrontation with the opposition and threatened...


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