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Issoufou under fire

Steep new taxes, a crackdown on the informal economy and an agreement with the EU spur mass protests

This year's national budget may have been hailed as 'courageous' by the European Union's top official in Niamey, but it was received with markedly less enthusiasm by most Nigeriens...


Where's the delivery man?

A pile of 'pro-poor' promises and IMF questions about a road project are putting President Weah's populism to the test

Three months into his presidency, George Weah is still riding high among core supporters but already struggling with tough choices to deliver on his promises of new jobs and housin...


Return of the Jagaban

Bola Tinubu – the Lagos kingmaker – holds the key to plans for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election next year

It was smiles all round as the happy band of politicians encircled a giant green and white birthday cake. Centre-stage at this grand party in Lagos on 27 March was President Muhamm...

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Vaz defies sanctions

As Ecowas tries to intervene, the standoff between the President and the reformist wing of his own party drags on

President José Mário Vaz's conflict with members of his own party and with West African and other international bodies is no nearer resolution, despite fresh attempts to pressure h...


APC tries to stall election

After desperate politicians exploited ethnic allegiances, the ruling party is trying to stop the presidential runoff going ahead

Few surprises were produced by Sierra Leone's presidential elections on 7 March, which saw the ruling All People's Congress presidential candidate, Samura Kamara, head to a runoff ...


Deep sea intrigue

International interest in offshore oil deposits has thrown the spotlight on Gambia's ongoing squabble with African Petroleum

African Petroleum, the Norwegian-listed oil company founded by controversial resources magnate Vasile 'Frank' Timis, has lodged three separate court cases against the Gambian gover...


Nine angry men

During his inauguration in December 2015, President Alpha Condé was warned by Kéléfa Sall, the head of Guinea's Constitutional Court, to 'not fall for the sire...


Who goes first?

Timing is everything for top politicians waiting for clearer signals from the President before they launch their own campaigns

It was a clear enough announcement on 15 February from the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha, that President Muhammadu Buhari would certainly seek a second term in...


New jihadist alliance strikes

The Islamist attack on the French embassy and military HQ in Ouagadougou left many asking questions about poor security

The 2 March terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou left the wall outside the French embassy riddled with bullet holes, partly wrecked the building of the État-major général des armées (E...


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