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Shell retreats from the Delta

The Anglo-Dutch giant is losing its battle to fight off international lawsuits over pollution

Shell is retreating from onshore oilfields in the Niger Delta under a cloud, facing lawsuits, recriminations and so far failing to deal with some of the most serious pollution on t...


Sall roots out rebels

Senegal's media eagerly showed footage of soldiers walking through rebel camps which the Senegalese army overran in the first week of February. Deserted kitchens, mostly old weapon...


The guard changes, at last

An army on the backfoot could get more resources but will have to beef up its fight against insurgents and tackle communal clashes

Sacking the four service chiefs was one of the few things on which Nigeria's Senate, its leading civil society groups and Western ambassadors were unanimously agreed. Insiders at A...


Steinmetz's empire unravels

The mining magnate is appealing his bribery conviction while a law suit in Paris could put his entire fortune in peril

The five-year jail sentence handed down to Beny Steinmetz by Geneva's Tribunal Correctionnel on 22 January will embolden former partners pursuing his sprawling business empire for ...


Steinmetz gets five years for bribery

Judge Alexandra Banna in Geneva says that 'Steinmetz was the main beneficiary' of a criminal operation to secure mining rights in Guinea. 'All important decisions were taken with his agreement'

A Geneva court sentenced mining magnate Beny Steinmetz to five years in prison on 22 January for bribery and money-laundering. The bribes were paid to obtain rights to mine the vas...

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EXCLUSIVE – Inside the Swiss charges against Steinmetz

As Beny Steinmetz awaits the judges' verdict, we probe the prosecution's accusations of money-laundering and grand corruption

It was dubbed the 'deal of the century' – an operation to obtain rights to the world's biggest iron ore deposit – but became a quagmire, sucking its protagonists into a corruption ...

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Outstaying welcomes

French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement on 19 January that he would be reviewing the deployment of soldiers to Opération Barkhane in the Sahel due to 'good results' in rece...


Both sides go to court

Legal challenges against narrow wins in the presidential and parliamentary results are heating up national politics

John Mahama, presidential candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), is taking a leaf from the book of his opponent President Nana Akufo-Addo with his attempt...


Immune to diplomacy

On 20 June last year, a private plane made a refuelling stop at the international airport on the Cape Verde island of Sal. On board was the 49-year-old Colombian-born Venezuelan bu...


Ready to rumble

As President Buhari looks to his legacy, the jostling for succession will begin in earnest

In May, President Muhammadu Buhari will reach the halfway point of his second and final four-year term. It is that point in Nigeria's political calendar, when the main players' foc...

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