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Troubles mount for Buhari

There will be no radical changes in economic policy but a reshuffle of the security chiefs is probable and long overdue

It may have been lack-lustre economy or the deepening national security crisis but President Muhammadu Buhari's swearing-in on 29 May was a morose affair. It was also short of star...


Between Blaise and jihad

Party manoeuvring for elections in 2020 coexists with intercommunal slaughter in rural areas. Then the deposed president turns up

While the jihadists register notable successes and violence increases, attention begins to turn towards the conventional politicians and what they can offer the people in the elect...


Father of the bridge

Investors and contractors were invited to attend a conference on 3 May in Freetown to express interest in the proposed bridge over Tagrin Bay which is intended to link Lungi Intern...


Pushing out the privateers

Oil majors are returning to the Senegal basin, and long-time local dealmakers like Frank Timis are gradually being eased out

BP has cemented its interest in the Senegal basin by sweeping up two disputed oil blocks off the coast of Gambia previously held by Norway-listed Africa Petroleum as a raft of incr...


Graft, or statescraft?

The detention of an ex-finance minister on corruption charges looks more like a ruse to keep his former boss in exile

While dethroned Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada was able to leave São Tomé for his luxury home in Lisbon after losing power, one of his most prominent ministers has n...


Weah on borrowed time

Donors' fury over misused funds add to the woes facing the President as a mass public protest looms

A much-anticipated 'Save the State' protest, which is scheduled for 7 June, seems to be gaining momentum as citizens challenge President George Weah and his government on critical ...


A Talon for authoritarianism

President Patrice Talon continues to rebuff calls for a rerun of the 28 April parliamentary polls, which were marked by a meagre 23% turnout after opposition parties were excluded.


OPL245: Fight or flight

A new claim for damages by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, linked to a historic scandal over the controversial award of the OPL 245 oil licence, is set to further embarrass two hi...


Talon turns back the clock

Banning opposition parties from contesting parliamentary elections is the latest episode in a presidential crackdown

After almost three decades as an admired pioneer of democratic freedom in francophone Africa, Benin has just conducted a parliamentary election from which all parties were excluded...


Jihad's shifting fronts

Increasing the resources available to anti-jihad forces is having little effect on the growth in attacks and militant cells

Jihadism was concentrated in northern Mali at the time of the launch of Opération Serval, France's emergency military campaign to stop jihadist columns pushing south in 2013. Sinc...


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