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Militants pick their party

In the oil-rich south-east, new wars are being swapped for old as politics gets murky in the run-up to the election

Oil industry sources murmur that President Muhammadu Buhari's initiatives to sustain peace in the restive Niger Delta may not prevail as political dirty tricks accelerate in the ru...


Monrovia questions UN record

The snubbing of the former head of the UN mission by President Johnson Sirleaf prompts an evaluation of its mixed record

Shortly before she retired in January, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf held a ceremony to thank Liberia's international friends for their support through her 12-year rule. S...


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Threats to peaceful poll

Only four days after UN Secretary General António Guterres left Bamako with the government's promises to promote peace and stability in his pocket, he was sounding his concern abo...


Weah scores away

Liberian President George Weah was one of only four African heads of state to attend the European Commission's showcase for its overseas development aid programme, 'European Develo...


Cracks spread in APC alliance

The governing party is tested as factions jostle for power and settle old scores with Buhari’s placemen

Bola Tinubu's appointment to lead the reconciliation committee of the All Progressives' Congress was meant to signal that the APC hierarchy was ready to salve wounds of aggrieved m...


Conté's long shadow

Ibrahima Kassory Fofana is not merely Guinea's new prime minister. His appointment by President Alpha Condé marks a return of the cadre of politicians who came to prominence under ...


Tax and spend dilemmas

The success of government’s education and industry policies depends on widening the tax net and clawing back stolen funds

It all looks so good on the surface. After rebounding last year, Ghana's economy is reckoned to be one of Africa's fastest growing, the cedi has stabilised and inflation is dipping...

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Friends with benefits

As the government’s problems mount, plans for a new opposition alliance with several odd bedfellows are taking shape

Suddenly, President Muhammadu Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) has got a fight on its hands with elections due next March. In fact, it has several fights on its hands &ndas...


Vaz gives in

After two-and-a-half years of conflict between President José Mário Vaz and the majority of his Partido Africano para a Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC), led by Domingos...


An election on autopilot

Despite communal violence, a shaky economy and a faltering anti-corruption campaign, the APC looks set to win another term

The national coalition that propelled Buhari to power four years ago has lost energy and direction. In its place is a ruling party, the All Progressives' Congress (APC), riven by f...


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