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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...


Ambition and ethics

Politicking ahead of the 2019 elections and the derailing of the anti-corruption campaign frustrate President Buhari's team

In the four weeks since his return from medical leave in London, President Muhammadu Buhari has struggled to regain the initiative. This comes against a background of intensifying ...


Heroes and villains

Corruption during the Ebola outbreak is enfeebling the health-care system, according to secret audits

When nursing assistant Salome Karwah, an Ebola fever survivor who had appeared on the cover of America's Time Magazine as a Person of the Year in 2014, died after giving birth this...


Sex, rebels and Paris trips

President Condé steams ahead in the opinion polls but dissent within his party is growing as local elections approach

The career of the governing party's youth leader came to an abrupt end in late February when the latest in a series of sex tapes which have been circulating in the capital went vir...


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