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A surprise reunion

A unexpected deal ends a long-running dispute, allowing everyone to get back to the business of extracting iron ore

Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz has made a surprise re-entry into Guinea, after reaching an apparently amicable settlement in his lengthy dispute with the Guinean government ...


Sall romps home

President Macky Sall took 59% of the vote in the presidential election, making a second round unnecessary. Veteran politician Idrissa Seck came a poor second with 21% and radical c...


Drama in the delay

Accusations of malfeasance and conspiracy follow the last-minute postponement of the national elections

In an election campaign that has failed to capture the nation's imagination, the announcement that voting would be delayed by a week, less than six hours before it was due to start...


Governors get set

As the states demand more power from the creaking federal system, the governorship races are getting closer and more important

When the world shifts its attention away from Nigeria's headline-making presidential election, the country's provincial politicians will be shifting into high gear. On 9 March, Nig...


Macky wants first round KO

Having virtually obliterated the opposition, the President is banking on winning the poll in the first round

President Macky Sall may be about to pick up an unlikely gift from an old foe. In protest at the exclusion of his son Karim as a presidential candidate – because of an unpaid...


All bets are off

Gbagbo’s probable reappearance on the political scene is not the only bombshell as the road opens to the 2020 elections

A fortnight of political drama in Côte d’Ivoire began on 26 January when President Alassane Dramane Ouattara and family appeared before a capacity crowd at the main sta...


Attacks spur ethnic violence

A wave of jihadist attacks and retaliatory measures by the army is shaking up politics and endangering social stability. Prime Minister Paul Kaba Tieba and his government resigned ...


Sall campaign 'fakes news'

The run-up to the 2019 presidential elections has seen unprecedented amounts of fake news and smear campaigns against all the candidates, but none have been quite as bizarre as the...


Errors of judgement

The row over the President’s suspension of the Chief Justice raises doubts over the conduct of this month’s elections

Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on 25 January, is fighting for his professional life in a partisan battle that casts a shadow over presidenti...


A rapidly growing field

As Ouattara mulls a third term despite widespread opposition to the move, his predecessor is confident of a triumphant return

If confirmed at a review hearing set for 1 February, the acquittal of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will inject further momentum into a comp...


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