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Rage at the gates

Targeted with live rounds in Lagos, campaigners against police brutality step up their protests and political ambition

Pressure is mounting on President Muhammadu Buhari's government after the shooting of protestors at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on 20 October with the African Union and the United...

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States carry on regardless

Rival candidates in Ondo State's elections campaigned for their national ambitions more than local issues

After losing the Edo state elections last month, the ruling All Progressives' Congress (APC) held on to Rotimi Akeredolu's governorship of Ondo State on 10 October – a result...


    Vol 61 No 21 |
  • MALI

Jihadists trade up

The deal that saw Jama'a Nusrat ul Islam wa al Muslimin?(JNIM), the Malian branch of Al Qaida led by Iyad ag Ghaly, exchange four hostages for 204 presumed jihadists, has thrown up...


Koroma probe risks backlash

The government hopes a strong stand on corruption will win votes, but the opposition is set on making the cost of prosecutions unacceptably high

In what government supporters see as a watershed moment and critics say is a precursor to civil unrest, formal corruption investigations have opened against former President Ernest...


Ouattara leads in a perilous poll

The president stands alone against the opposition front, but he is still favourite to win the elections at the end of the month

United in condemnation of Alassane Ouattara's bid for a third term, but failing to present a coherent alternative, the Ivorian opposition has all but written off its chances of pre...

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    Vol 61 No 20 |
  • MALI

Colonels concede – but not much

While many in the discredited political class plot a return to centre stage, the military has retained the upper hand after ousting President Keïta

Delegates from West Africa and beyond have been flying in and out of Bamako for weeks to impress their priorities and concerns upon the junta (the Comité national pour le Salut du ...


How to make oil pay

After 20 years of lobbying, a bill to reform the country’s energy industry is being pushed through the National Assembly – with a good chance of success

There has been consensus in the country on two things since the return to civil rule in 1999: the management of oil and gas, which dominates the export economy, is deeply flawed; a...


Buhari goes to the market

The pandemic has forced the government to end subsidies and move towards cost-reflective electricity pricing – and risk the fallout

Shrinking oil revenues and the wider economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic are putting pressure on policymakers to limit the damage. In the short term that will mean higher ...


Displaying 1-10 out of 1973 results.