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Summit bid to heal crisis

After xenophobic attacks and corporate rivalries, the leaders of Africa’s two biggest economies are to meet next month

For pan-African economic alliances and security cooperation much is riding on the summit between Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari, due to hold on 3 October in South ...


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  • MALI

The talking cure

The President wants a ‘national dialogue’ about the political and security crises but only on his terms

Final preparations are under way for an 'Inclusive National Dialogue' widely seen as Mali's last hope for progress towards resolution of the seven-year-long political crisis. Some ...


Dissident doctor

When Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced on 20 September that three men had been arrested for coup plotting, some Ghanaians felt they had entered a time warp, stretc...


The oil clean-up that didn't?

The efforts to repair environmental damage to the oil-producing Niger Delta lack ambition and urgency

The delays seemed at an end in 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari formally launched the clean-up operation and endorsed the composition of the structures supervising the operati...


Opposition out of sorts

Ex-President Abdoulaye Wade's imposition of his son Karim as his number two and de facto leader of his Parti Démocratique Sénégalais (PDS) has provoked a deep split in the movement...


Putschists put away

After an 18-month trial, the Military Tribunal in Ouagadougou has handed down heavy sentences to the ringleaders and accomplices of the failed military coup in September 2015.


Executive exerts its privilege

Despite the fuss over the delayed ministerial appointments, real power will stay in the presidency

Just days after President Muhammadu Buhari allocated the portfolios and swore in his 43 ministers on 21 August, regional leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress started sta...


High risks, low politics

Attempts to resolve the worsening herder-farmer clashes are foundering as politicians exploit regional loyalties

Of the myriad security threats in Nigeria, herder-farmer clashes which have killed more than 4,000 people and seen at least 250,000 chased from their homes in the past three years ...


Bunkering mentality

In the piracy-riven Gulf of Guinea, there is doubt as to whether one particular vessel, the Indian-registered MT Apecus, was a victim of pirates or a pirate ship. Confusion has rei...


The Gang of 43 breaks cover

Light on technocrats, heavy on party hacks with accountability issues, many ask whether the new ministerial team was worth the four-month wait

With an extra five members, stuffed with party loyalists and an average age of 60, President Muhammadu Buhari's new ministerial team cannot be accused of exuding dynamism or imagin...

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