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The cocaine web spreads

Latin America's druglords are doing multimillion dollar business with West Africa's military and their politician pals

From their heydays in Nigeria in the 1980s, Latin America's druglords are diversifying their business in Africa. Nigerian traders still play a key role: they are regarded as world ...


All aboard

The new United States Africa Command (Africom) is not yet operational but the US Navy plans to put ships into the Gulf of Guinea before the formal start-up. A transition team in St...


Annivesaries and elections

Voters gather in Nigeria, Mali and Senegal while diplomats head to Accra for celebrations and summits

Nigeria’s national elections in April are the most critical event scheduled this year in Africa. If they go well, Nigeria may be able to consolidate civilian rule and make progres...


Candidates and rivals

One of the few genuinely popular public officials in Nigeria, Nuhu Ribadu, head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will be a key player in the electoral cycle. Fond of...


Oil and oligarchs

Oil bonanzas, succession struggles and post-war elections make an explosive regional cocktail

There is hot speculation about whether President Olusegun Obasanjo wants to amend the constitution and secure a third term which, according to some elder statesmen, could damage hi...


Oil, dollars and votes

Elections and energy security are focusing more attention on the region's flashpoints

An economic revolution is brewing along Africa's western seaboard. So far, its regional organisations - the Economic Community of West African States and the Southern African Devel...


Peace, or else

If peace can be kept on track, six West African countries will be preparing for elections in 2005. Côte d'Ivoire may have to be dragged to the polls under threat of United Na...


Loaded magazine

Romanian-born Captain Avram Moskovitch wants £500,000 (US$918,850) from Ghana's state-owned Graphic Communications Group. This is in return for his 49 per cent stake in Afrim...


Peace deals and petro-wealth

Regional giant Nigeria will reflect West Africa's ambiguities in 2004: peace deals and petro-wealth but growing communal violence and hobbled economies (AC Vol 44 No 25). These str...


From crisis to crisis

Civil wars spilling across frontiers and fiercely fought elections make for a hard 2003

This year's West African agenda will be dominated by the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire and by the Nigerian election (AC Vol 43 No 25). France is getting increasingly sucked into ...


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