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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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Skirt and blouse politics

Government will get more complex with the New Patriotic Party running the executive but facing a split parliament

At a time of deep polarisation, the new government emerging after the official results of the 7 December elections will demand some political cohabitation between the two main part...


Old demons resurface

Last year’s electoral violence could be a foretaste of things to come as the three big political figures start to fade from view

The hit from the Covid-19 pandemic means that President Alassane Ouattara will find it much harder to mask political and ethnic tensions and stark inequality with stellar economic ...


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Bumps in the road ahead

The caretaker government explores talks with jihadist leaders while it keeps its military alliance with France

The death from Covid-19 of opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé on 25 December, has robbed Mali of the clear favourite for the presidential election due to take place by March 2022. Ex...


A twist in the election tale

After making big gains in parliament, the opposition rejects the presidential results – the lawyers on all sides will be busy

It was all running like clockwork. The verdict in the national elections on 7 December was set to be free and clear of dispute – more or less a repeat of the seamless process...

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Unbalancing the books

Promises of grand economic growth have been torpedoed by the Covid-19 pandemic and crashing oil prices

This time last year President Muhammadu Buhari and his numerous economic policymakers were optimistic that 2020 could see growth acceleration, job creation, significant infrastruct...


Condé’s iron resolve

Having won a controversial third term, President Alpha Condé is eyeing growing mineral riches

The long-delayed development of Guinea's headline-grabbing Simandou iron ore project has once again climbed to the top of President Alpha Condé's agenda, as he settles into ...


Dauphin goes to the polls

With the main challenger excluded, the opposition will have a tough job preventing the election of Issoufou's designated successor

With the 27 December first round of the presidential election approaching fast, Mohamed Bazoum – who spent 10 years as President Mahamadou Issoufou's right-hand man – is in full ca...


Akufo-Addo keeps his lead

The President is more popular than the governing NPP, which could still lose its majority in parliament

With jobs and education topping the list of voter concerns the incumbent, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, goes into the presidential elections on 7 December with a clear margin over his main...


Protest, what protest?

Official denials over the Lekki shootings fail to stand up against the mounting evidence, while activists are targeted in a clampdown

Nigerian government officials continue to downplay the army shootings at youth-led protests against the rogue Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit in October, and are doub...


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