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Sidelined legionnaire grabs the reins

Fights over military organisation and President Condé's tumbling legitimacy set the stage for Colonel Doumbouya's putsch

A decade after being sworn into office by judges in vermilion and ermine, President Alpha Condé of Guinea became the prisoner of an elite military unit that stormed the presidentia...

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Fighting for the fiscus

A high court ruling in favour of local tax collectors could threaten the federal government's authority more than insurgents and kidnappers

A federal court ruling on 7 September backing the right of Rivers State to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) on commodities sold within its borders is a critical victory for its govern...


Refining brand Weah

Amid concerns that relations with the United States have cooled during his presidency, resulting in a loss of financial support, President George Weah has hired three US lobbying a...


Trovoada gets his man

As expected, on 5 September, Carlos Vila Nova, candidate of the opposition Acção Democrática Independente (ADI) won the presidential run-off with (57.5%), according to the provisio...


Energy law unsettles rentiers

Reforms speed up shift from oil to gas and trigger a new race for influence over contracts and regulation

Even before the ink was dry, officials and their sponsors had already begun to lobby for top jobs in the new oil sector management structures created by the Petroleum Industry Act,...


The oil economy breaks up

The architects of industry reform bid a long goodbye to oil and welcome the brave new world of gas for all

Energy companies, trades unions and politicians are beginning to get to grips with the prospect of wide-ranging reform of the oil and gas industry, the foundation of the country's ...


Election bill deepens rivalries

Trumpeting their commitment to a democratic ethos, the two main parties argue over how to rewrite the electoral rules

For years the National Assembly in Abuja is lambasted as hosting among the best paid but least productive legislators. Then within the same month they steer through two of the most...


Crude deal

Government plans to borrow US$1.6 billion to buy back stakes in two offshore licences not yet in development have triggered anger and incredulity from oil industry officials and op...


Macron's man

After a baptism of fire, President Bazoum is positioning himself as France’s main security ally in the Sahel

Just three months after taking office, President Mohamed Bazoum has emerged as a central figure in the struggle to restore security to the Sahel.


Warrant worries

The junta in Bamako may have been hoping for a boost with reports on 5 July that a court in the capital had issued an international warrant for the arrest of Karim Keïta, elde...


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