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Jihad's shifting fronts

Increasing the resources available to anti-jihad forces is having little effect on the growth in attacks and militant cells

Jihadism was concentrated in northern Mali at the time of the launch of Opération Serval, France's emergency military campaign to stop jihadist columns pushing south in 2013. Sinc...


Condé bids for third term

The President’s bid for a third term has hit top gear. Can a fractured opposition unite to deny him the constitutional changes he needs?

President Alpha Condé's campaign to change the constitution to get himself a third term has now reached full steam, as he exhorts his party's rank-and-file to 'prepare for b...


Atiku takes his beef to DC

Atiku Abubakar is sticking by his claims of fraud in the Nigerian presidential election. He is spending $30,000 on Washington DC lobbyists Fein and DelValle to try to persuade Unit...


Counter-terror error

Four years after imposing a ban on economic activity along the shores of Lake Chad aimed at staunching the flow of funds to the Nigerian Islamist militia Boko Haram, the authoritie...


A storm in a port

Yet another Chinese loan-backed infrastructure project may be heading for cancellation as warnings of unsustainable debt grow

Although President Julius Maada Bio was an enthusiast for Chinese investment in infrastructure at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation last September, the government has cooled on...

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Koroma’s record on trial

Live broadcasts of inquiries into corruption under the last president have the people gripped. But can any crimes be prosecuted?

The revelations pouring out of three judicial commissions of inquiry into public corruption under former President Ernest Bai Koroma have the country agog. Live on national radio a...


Clean-up or cover-up?

Links between Big Oil and politicians are blocking a multimillion-dollar environmental rescue plan for the Delta

The UN-mandated clean-up of oil-polluted Ogoniland is becoming mired in allegations of pay-outs to politicians to rig elections in Rivers State. Violence and vote-rigging over two ...


Electoral arithmetic

Players jostle for position after Soro’s resignation as Speaker and Gbagbo’s ICC acquittal throw presidential race wide open

Members of Côte d'Ivoire's National Assembly have been in session this week for the first time under the new Parliamentary Speaker, Amadou Soumahoro, installed by the ruling Rassem...


Election credibility on trial

With his party winning new ground in state elections, the opposition presidential candidate alleges systematic voter fraud

Promising to call evidence from forensic scientists, statisticians and psephologists, the People's Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar filed his petition challen...


Reformers take power

The Partido Africano para a Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC) of Domingo Simões Perreira won the 10 March parliamentary elections but fell short of the absolute majority ...


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