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Shell holds up clean-up payments in graft row

Sacked director of Ogoniland project spells out corruption concerns in rebuke to environment ministry

Shell is withholding payments towards the Ogoniland clean-up until it sees a full accounting for the disputed contracts issued to date, Africa Confidential has learned from sources...


The ruling party could benefit from its IMF U-turn

After losing a by-election, the opposition NDC is crafting its campaign on government failure ahead of next year's elections

The IMF approval of a US$3 billion bailout to support Ghana's ailing economy is being held up as a victory by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), but it is also an embarrassin...

The IMF offers some breathing space

Accra has secured concessions from the multilateral banks as well as China in exchange for promises on debt

Although West Africa's second largest economy had been expected to receive an International Monetary Fund deal in the coming months, the IMF's 17 May announcement – that its ...


Deeper reforms needed after the bailout

Slowing inflation and a strengthening cedi after the IMF credit will help the ruling party’s election campaign

Ghana's US$3 billion bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund will not be painless, and comes with demands for a diet of structural reforms and spending cuts. Key prioriti...

Tinubu struggles to control the Assembly

The incoming President's feted dealmaking skills will be tested in the courts and in the legislature

Ahead of the scheduled 29 May inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu, there are two key procedural hurdles: he has to resolve the fight over the leadership of both houses of t...

Sonko's trial is Sall's challenge

The outcome of the firebrand oppositionist's trial could transform the face of politics, and may open the way to other contenders

More than two years after he was first charged with raping the masseuse Adji Sarr and then making death threats, Ousmane Sonko, the charismatic leader of the Pastef Les Patriotes p...

Bayelsa commission reports

The Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) launched its much-anticipated report on 60 years' worth of oil pollution in the state, where local companies now produce ...

Will you be my strategic partner?

The European Union's diplomatic service, the European External Action Service, has earmarked four countries, one from each continent, as 'key strategic partners' as it seeks to boo...

Money and politics delay the latest headcount plan

Facing rows over resources and state finances, the new government isn't prioritising the census

Postponing the planned national census due to run from 3 to 7 May is the latest policy decision by the outgoing administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to be kicked into the l...

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