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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 ...


Tote that barge

Shipping containers around West and Central Africa is twice as expensive as in other parts of the world. A private consortium now hopes to transform regional trade, with a service ...


New rebels, new danger

Guinean-backed war in Liberia may backfire on sponsors and unravel the Sierra Leone peace process

Both sides want to play up the recent rebel offensive against President Charles Taylor's regime. The rebels, calling themselves Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, a...


Rebels versus rebels

The Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) rebellion seems to have started in April 1999, when rebels attacked Liberia from Guinea. After more fighting in north-w...


Busy Presidents

Canvassing for investors, fighting elections, the region's leaders face a testing 2002

Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo's agenda this year will be crowded with primaries and positioning for the 2003 elections. Although there is no doubt that he wants to stand for...


The centre isn't holding

Pressure for accountability and devolution of power is at the root of many of the continent's conflicts

In the evening of 7 January in Accra, four West African heads of state were toasting the inauguration of the newly elected Ghanaian President, John Agyekum Kufuor. At the same time...


The calabash bubbles

Almost everything that could go wrong in West Africa this year has contrived to do so. The region's biggest economies, Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria, are hobbled by political unr...


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