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Pushback tests Tinubu's tilt to the market

Anger on the streets is mounting in the wake of spiralling food and fuel

Hailed by bankers and foreign investors, President Bola Tinubu's decisions to end fuel subsidies and float the naira have collided with reality. The measures are fuelling the highe...


Torture claims hit Trovoada

The publication of a letter from the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) to Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada condemning human rights violations following last November's fa...


Government stonewalling on corruption comes under fire

Worsening financial strictures and revenue shortfalls are adding to the urgency of independent calls for tougher action against state skulduggery

As investigations multiply into conflicts of interests in state agencies, lawyers and rights activists are accusing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of covering up malfeasa...


President Faure secretly helps the Niamey junta

While publicly opposing the Niger junta, Lomé is offering it support amid reports  that the Wagner Group is operating in northern Togo

President Faure Gnassingbé's government is assisting the Niger junta to consolidate power, Africa Confidential has learned, although as a member of the Economic Community of...


Niamey's junta thumbs its nose

Beyond ignoring military threats and reshuffling the army command, the ruling generals lack a strategy

In another show of insouciance, the Niamey junta named a new team of ministers a few hours before West African leaders met in Abuja on 10 August to discuss how to reinstate Preside...


The coup d'état as get-out-of-jail card

Unresolved investigations into the diversion of over $125 million of the defence budget may explain why the generals overthrew President Bazoum

Looming in the background of the Niger coup is the role played by the biggest procurement scandal in the country's history – the diversion of nearly half the defence budget i...


A coup foretold but not averted

Facing harsh sanctions and military action by the Economic Community of West African States the junta is cracking down on its domestic foes

The political class in Niamey and sundry intelligence sources had been speculating about the possibility of President Mohamed Bazoum's overthrow for months. There had been grumblin...

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Cost of a coup

As General Abdourahamane Tchiani's putsch raises security concerns for Niger's neighbours, western governments and companies are assessing the risk to the operations. France's nucl...


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