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Tinubu summons the ghosts of Abacha's kleptocracy

The ruling party's flagbearer brings together democracy campaigners and beneficiaries of the country's most venal dictatorship

This year's Democracy Day celebrations on 12 June were muted, overshadowed by the expensive shenanigans of the national election campaign mixed with a pervasive disenchantment with...


    Vol 63 No 13 |
  • MALI

Bamako refuses to look to France

With French and European troops leaving, the junta turns its ire on UN peacekeepers and seeks new foreign allies

Malian military ruler Colonel Assimi Goïta is determined to show that his forces can tackle a growing Islamist onslaught, despite the withdrawal of French and European troops,...


Plans for urban forest raise hackles

Many suspect a scheme to turn a protected forest into Accra's answer to Central Park are ecologically dangerous and a cover for corruption

A decision by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's government to reclassify a large part of the Achimota Forest reserve in Accra – the only urban forest in the country &nd...


Poll ban fans the flames

Ousmane Sonko, co-leader of the opposition Yewwi Askan Wi electoral alliance, promises major protests on 29 June in protest at the killing of protestors by security forces on 17 Ju...


Government to ram through gold scheme

The Agyapa gold plan appears to be going ahead in the face of complaints that it is corrupt, opaque and undervalues a key national resource

President Nana Akufo-Addo's government is pushing forward with the Agyapa gold plan, under which a state company would register in the British tax haven of Jersey and sell 49% of i...


    Vol 63 No 12 |
  • MALI

Mali deals hammer blow to G5 Sahel

Bamako’s withdrawal from the regional bloc came as a shock, and desperate diplomacy will struggle to bring it back to the fold

'The G5 Sahel is dead.' This was the verdict of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum on 18 May, three days after the Malian military regime announced its withdrawal from all instituti...


Honeymoon over as junta extends rule

Opposition politicians have lost patience with Guinea's military ruler, and plan to defy a ban on protest rallies

The announcement by Guinea's military junta that it would remain in power until mid-2025, and the imposition of a ban on demonstrations, have been denounced by opposition forces, w...


Deadline dramas

One of the few immutable facts about the presidential primary elections in Abuja is that the deadline by which all parties must submit the names of their candidates is 3 June. Much...


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