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Weah sprints towards an open goal

A comfortable lead for the soccer hero in the first round of elections leaves the old elite floundering for a response

Such is the commanding lead built up by George Weah, the star footballer turned politician, in the first round of presidential elections on 10 October that his nearest rival, Vice-...

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When oil chiefs fall out

President Buhari holds fire as his two most senior petroleum officials trade allegations of corruption and dishonesty

It was a very Nigerian leak, appearing to serve the interests of none of the protagonists but to damage the reputations of players, institutions, the government and country.


Homage to Catalonia

As their central governments fight secessionists this week, Nigeria and Spain discover they have a few things in common 

Proponents of Biafra as an independent state in south-east Nigeria have seized upon the Spanish government's mishandling of the Catalonian secessionists to score propaganda points ...

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On Ouattara's terms

The President whips his party into shape but the future of the coalition and its next presidential candidate is less clear

The third ordinary congress of the Rassemblement des républicains (RDR), held in Abidjan on 9 and 10 September, nine years after the second, was a mass rally to celebrate the achie...


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A test for people power

The regime's attempt to exempt the President from promised term limits has sparked a concerted opposition campaign

Opponents of President Faure Gnassingbé will stage protests in Montreal, Paris and Luxembourg on 7 October to add an international dimension to their campaign against the go...


Asphalt jungle

Liberia still won't try its own suspected war criminals, so others have to. The latest to come to trial is Mohammed Jabbateh, a commander in the so-called United Liberation Movemen...


Game of mansions

The fondness of the Nigerian oil elite for palatial homes in London’s exclusive St. John's Wood emerges from our latest investigation

Igho Sanomi, the Nigerian oil trader who became a billionaire from contracts obtained while Diezani Allison-Madueke was oil minister, bought a £28.5 million (US$39 mn.) British Vir...


Own goal in Ouaga?

Responsibility for the August atrocity in Ouagadougou remains unclaimed. Jihadists may have hit the wrong target

The assault on the Aziz Istanbul restaurant on 13 August which claimed 20 lives remains shrouded in confusion. A Special Forces detachment, the Unité spéciale d'intervention de la ...


Abuja's high hopes in New York

The Buhari government's diplomats and securocrats are looking to make deals at this year's UN General Assembly 

Whoever leads the Nigerian delegation to this year's United Nations General Assembly – President Muhammadu Buhari or his deputy Yemi Osinbajo – security concerns, natio...


Pretty vacant presidency

The ruling party still has no candidate for the next election. The opposition has several but its previous candidate won't budge

Although the election to find a successor for President Ernest Bai Koroma takes place on 7 March next year, the country's two leading parties are yet to select their candidates. Ma...


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