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Biya's government blocks bids to unite opposition

Ahead of key elections in 2025 – in which 91-year-old Paul Biya is seeking re-election – his ministers are cracking down on political foes

The government has pressed the panic button in response to plans for two opposition alliances to fight next year's elections. Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji...


Mobutu-style economic nationalism returns

State officials led by Kashal Katemb are bent on restructuring company ownership in favour of Congolese business people

Foreign companies in Congo-Kinshasa are increasingly alarmed at what they see as a wave of economic nationalism that revives the politics of 'Zaïreanisation' under the three-d...


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Kaka paves a hard road to sham poll

The killing of opposition leader Yaya Dillo consolidates the President's control of the elite and confirms his autocratic path

The shooting dead of opposition politician Yaya Dillo Djérou on 28 February by security forces in Ndjamena proves that Chadian elite politics are as bloody as they are inter...


Contenders spar in the waiting room

As the post-Biya era looms, internal rivalries are dominating governance and politics in Cameroon to the exclusion of all else

With every birthday – 13 February was his 91st – the succession to President Paul Biya draws nearer, as does the intensity of the rivalry of the factions aiming to repl...


Biya's belt-tightening has risks

With pressure from the IMF mounting, the government has embarked on austerity measures which could impact political stability

Cameroon has had a worrying start to the year with President Paul Biya's four-decade-long dictatorship facing economic challenges that could turn political at a moment's notice. Th...


China's base desires

Washington sees the possibility of China building a military base on the coast of Gabon, as well as other port investments by China on the African Atlantic coast, as a strategic th...


Harsh realities face Tshisekedi after vote

Its abundance of critical minerals encouraged outsiders to ignore election abuses but Congo's governance crisis holds up everything

Félix Tshisekedi's second presidential mandate is assured, and he has politically vanquished his domestic opposition after the 20 December elections. But his rhetoric on the...


Mahamat Kaka co-opts Succès in pre-election campaign

Focused on consolidating power, the junta leader is bringing rivals into the tent and trying to avoid more entanglements in Sudan

The devastating war in Sudan and awkward relations with France and the United Arab Emirates are casting a long shadow over Chad this year as its military leader Mahamat Idriss D&ea...


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