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The $10 billion gas plant that never was

Abuja challenges a gigantic court judgement against it by arguing that the claimants had planned it all as a scam from the start

Faced with the prospect of its oil and gas revenues falling this year by at least US$26.5 billion, President Muhammadu Buhari's government sees the dismissal of a $10bn judgement a...

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Economics in a time of corona

Following the international formula doesn’t guarantee success for an economy derailed by the public health emergency

Ghana responded quicker than most countries and has the biggest Covid-19 testing programme in Africa outside South Africa and a pro-active information campaign. Yet its economy wil...


Into the land of empty

The oil price crash and the pandemic have the potential to force the diversification of the economy and end the patronage system

In the boom times, oil and gas generated 95% of the country's export revenues and the recycling of that cash powered over 60% of the economy. In the teeth of the coronavirus, its m...


Kudos to the health-workers

Despite grandstanding by some senior politicians, it is the doctors and nurses who are winning public support in the fight against the coronavirus

Criticisms are mounting about the lack of a coherent national strategy to manage the coronavirus pandemic. The missing piece is effective leadership from the national task force, u...


Abba Kyari, 1952-2020

Chief of Staff to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

Abba Kyari was neither an administrator nor a politician. So, he was not an obvious choice for the post of chief of staff to the president, a job that requires formidable organisat...

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Oil behaving badly

The clean-up of Delta oil spills is still being held up by feuding politicians, bureaucrats and businesses as low oil prices hit public finances

As oil prices crash to an 18-year low in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, weakening global demand, and a price war, President Muhammadu Buhari's spending plans are being torn ...


Condé goes it alone

The President gets the constitutional change he wants to enable a third and fourth term, and the crackdown on the opposition continues

President Alpha Condé got what he wanted: a 92% 'yes' vote in the constitutional referendum, which was held on 22 March alongside a long overdue legislative election which the oppo...


Bye bye boom

At the end of March, the government restricted movement between Greater Abidjan and the rest of the country. The streets of the commercial capital are almost deserted. Borders and ...


IMF backs rapid funds

Baton blows to over-sociable Dakarois and raids on wedding parties were not the gentlest way for police to secure the public's cooperation with quarantine and social distancing rul...


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