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Dancing the third-term tango

Condé appears prepared to crush massive opposition in order to secure a third term of office, regardless of the dangers to society

The idea that President Alpha Condé would get the required two-thirds parliamentary majority to change the constitution to allow him to seek a third term has always been far-fetche...


Islamic state onslaught

The death of at least 49 Malian soldiers in an attack on their base at Indélimane on 1 November confirms the continued potency of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) ...


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The price of legitimacy

The President must hold elections that look fair if he is to win the wider acceptance he craves

After their boycott of the 2018 legislative polls failed to extract concessions from the regime of President Faure Gnassingbé, most of the opposition is returning to the electoral ...


The politics of counter-terror

The government issues appeals to the West and the region for solidarity and money to resist the jihadist onslaught

Soldiers, civilians, worshippers at a mosque were but some of the dozens of victims of Islamist guerrillas in Burkina as the pace of jihadist attacks on civilians and security forc...


Backs to the wall

The speed of the jihadists’ campaign has caught the government off-guard and exposed the woeful inadequacy of the security forces

This year the country has experienced more violent attacks in six months than the whole of the previous three years, causing hundreds of thousands to flee their homes while the arm...


Short circuits

A US aid agency and President Akufo-Addo’s government are clashing over a plan to reform the state power company

The government's cancellation of a contract with a business consortium to manage the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has put it at odds with the United States government and cos...


Breaking the democratic line

As he blurs state finances with private business, President Talon is shredding his country’s reputation for political reform

Most of the big opposition parties boycotted the political dialogue called by President Patrice Talon on 7 October to defuse the crisis triggered by his exclusion of some of the co...


Protectionism and patronage

A bid by President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the smuggling of rice and petrol is turning into a cross-border political fight

Ten months after its inauguration the new integrated frontier crossing between Nigeria and Benin at Sémé Kraké on the key Lagos-Cotonou corridor was closed to most trade on the ord...


The taxman cometh

Unphased by mounting security threats, weakening international oil prices and an unresolved US$9 billion judgement debt demand, President Muhammadu Buhari's unveiled an ambitious n...


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