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A date with destiny

Expectations are building about a statement on 29 May – the mid-point of Muhammadu Buhari's presidential term

When the army chief warns politicians to stop approaching 'officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons', as General Tukur Buratai did on 16 May, and the government's to...

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Cash and cache

A third soldiers' mutiny this year ended on 15 May with the government promising 8,400 men would get the remainder of an €18,000 ($20,000) bonus. The bonus had been agreed at ...


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Mali for Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France used his debut overseas visit to troops at the French military base in Gao to send a blunt message for two audiences. To the French electorate, ...


Bitter pills for the politicians

The lack of reliable information about Buhari's health has prompted ambitious politicians to seek to replace him in 2019, or before

If the management of news about President Muhammadu Buhari's illness had been deliberately designed to sow fear and despondency in the nation, its authors could hardly have done a ...

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Majors push out the minnows

Big oil has moved in on Senegal's nascent gas sector, shouldering smaller players like Timis aside, albeit greatly to his profit

Rapid manoeuvring by some of the world's largest oil producers to take advantage of Senegal's resource boom appears to have removed maverick businessman Vasile Frank Timis, the sel...


Thiam verdict makes waves

After a six-day trial, former Mining Minister Mahmoud Thiam was convicted in a New York court on 3 May of laundering US$8.5 million in bribes relating to mining licence corruption ...


An avenger unmasked

All the masked vigilantes in comic books have secret identities but few expected a member of the Niger Delta Avengers, one of the region's most effective militant groups, to be a m...


Vaz clings to power

The President is ignoring the constitutional requirement to call elections and Parliament is deadlocked

Three years after general elections that were widely hailed as free and fair and which ended two years of post-coup transitional government, and two years after a promising donor r...


Macky challenger gaoled

Dakar's Mayor Khalifa Sall is in prison only because President Macky Sall fears his growing challenge to his power, say his supporters. The President's far more charismatic namesak...


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