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Opposition out of sorts

Ex-President Abdoulaye Wade's imposition of his son Karim as his number two and de facto leader of his Parti Démocratique Sénégalais (PDS) has provoked a deep split in the movement...


Putschists put away

After an 18-month trial, the Military Tribunal in Ouagadougou has handed down heavy sentences to the ringleaders and accomplices of the failed military coup in September 2015.


Executive exerts its privilege

Despite the fuss over the delayed ministerial appointments, real power will stay in the presidency

Just days after President Muhammadu Buhari allocated the portfolios and swore in his 43 ministers on 21 August, regional leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress started sta...


High risks, low politics

Attempts to resolve the worsening herder-farmer clashes are foundering as politicians exploit regional loyalties

Of the myriad security threats in Nigeria, herder-farmer clashes which have killed more than 4,000 people and seen at least 250,000 chased from their homes in the past three years ...


Bunkering mentality

In the piracy-riven Gulf of Guinea, there is doubt as to whether one particular vessel, the Indian-registered MT Apecus, was a victim of pirates or a pirate ship. Confusion has rei...


The Gang of 43 breaks cover

Light on technocrats, heavy on party hacks with accountability issues, many ask whether the new ministerial team was worth the four-month wait

With an extra five members, stuffed with party loyalists and an average age of 60, President Muhammadu Buhari's new ministerial team cannot be accused of exuding dynamism or imagin...

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Vaz clings on

Hopes that the 10 March elections would usher in a new era of reconciliation and dislodge President José Mário Vaz's limpet-like grip on power have again proved vain as the politic...


False starts for the clean-up

Incompetence and corruption threaten the latest government body to be set up to tackle oil pollution

The Ogoni area of the Niger Delta is one of the world's most severely contaminated stretches of land and water, and yet no relief is in sight. Eight years ago, after publishing a c...

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HYPREP’s checkered rep

The environmental agency Abuja created has a bad record. It is even believed to be relaxing the clean-up benchmarks

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) is only the latest iteration of Nigerian government agencies charged with using oil revenues to compensate for the effects of...

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The rise of Godwin Emefiele

As the country awaits a new government, four months after elections, the Central Bank Governor has stamped his authority on economic policy

The importance of Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, to President Muhammadu Buhari's plans was clear as he set out his agenda for the next five years in Abuj...


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