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An election on autopilot

Despite communal violence, a shaky economy and a faltering anti-corruption campaign, the APC looks set to win another term

The national coalition that propelled Buhari to power four years ago has lost energy and direction. In its place is a ruling party, the All Progressives' Congress (APC), riven by f...


Narrow win constrains Bio

The new President is reaching out across party lines to compensate for his lack of a majority in parliament

Never one to shy away from flouting convention, President Julius Maada Bio has shown that he will not be constrained by a narrow win in the 31 March runoff, nor by his lack of a ma...


Issoufou under fire

Steep new taxes, a crackdown on the informal economy and an agreement with the EU spur mass protests

This year's national budget may have been hailed as 'courageous' by the European Union's top official in Niamey, but it was received with markedly less enthusiasm by most Nigeriens...


Where's the delivery man?

A pile of 'pro-poor' promises and IMF questions about a road project are putting President Weah's populism to the test

Three months into his presidency, George Weah is still riding high among core supporters but already struggling with tough choices to deliver on his promises of new jobs and housin...


Return of the Jagaban

Bola Tinubu – the Lagos kingmaker – holds the key to plans for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election next year

It was smiles all round as the happy band of politicians encircled a giant green and white birthday cake. Centre-stage at this grand party in Lagos on 27 March was President Muhamm...

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Vaz defies sanctions

As Ecowas tries to intervene, the standoff between the President and the reformist wing of his own party drags on

President José Mário Vaz's conflict with members of his own party and with West African and other international bodies is no nearer resolution, despite fresh attempts to pressure h...


APC tries to stall election

After desperate politicians exploited ethnic allegiances, the ruling party is trying to stop the presidential runoff going ahead

Few surprises were produced by Sierra Leone's presidential elections on 7 March, which saw the ruling All People's Congress presidential candidate, Samura Kamara, head to a runoff ...


Deep sea intrigue

International interest in offshore oil deposits has thrown the spotlight on Gambia's ongoing squabble with African Petroleum

African Petroleum, the Norwegian-listed oil company founded by controversial resources magnate Vasile 'Frank' Timis, has lodged three separate court cases against the Gambian gover...


Nine angry men

During his inauguration in December 2015, President Alpha Condé was warned by Kéléfa Sall, the head of Guinea's Constitutional Court, to 'not fall for the sire...


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