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At each other's throats

Municipal polls will be a test for the opposition, even as political ambitions divide the ruling party

Dakar will be the big electoral prize on Sunday, when voters elect municipal and departmental councillors in the first local polls in eight years. Control of the capital will deliv...


Oil-sharing deal fires up row

When Senegal's former economy minister Amadou Hott visited Bissau last October, he sparked a furore by telling journalists about a secret deal to distribute revenues that might acc...


Contenders fill the stage

As economic and security woes mount, electoral calculations will shape policy and business strategy

With presidential and national assembly elections due in February 2023, political campaigns will go into overdrive this year as alliances are made and deals struck. Outgoing Presid...

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Opposition steps up disruption

With the two parties evenly matched in parliament, the opposition NDC tries for some tactical victories against the government

Eyeing tougher economic conditions, corruption allegations and growing concerns about regional security, the opposition National Democratic Congress reckons it should be able to wr...


Bashing the book-keeper

Julius Maada Bio is risking his reputation for probity by suspending the respected Auditor-General, Lara Taylor-Pearce

The charges of impunity, favouritism, corruption and subverting the constitution that President Julius Maada Bio now faces uncomfortably resemble those he flung at his predecessor,...


Après nous, le déluge?

Fruitless dialogue and the violent past of aspiring new leaders raise risks of turmoil despite the country's strong economic base

The country is entering unknown territory, with the three major political parties in various stages of disintegration. The stage is set for a era without the three men who have dom...


Jihadist terror tops the agenda

Amid increasingly deadly Islamist attacks, army reform is more urgent than ever and risks of a coup have risen

Reversing the spread of jihadist terrorist violence will be the dominant theme for Burkina Faso's government, especially as it has started to affect three of its four southern neig...


Not letting go

Hanging on to power, the junta is using Russian mercenaries to counter regional pressure for elections

The colonels, in power since August 2020, seem impervious to international pressure, asserting they may need to stay in power for five more years, despite their earlier promise to ...


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