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Ambition and ethics

Politicking ahead of the 2019 elections and the derailing of the anti-corruption campaign frustrate President Buhari's team

In the four weeks since his return from medical leave in London, President Muhammadu Buhari has struggled to regain the initiative. This comes against a background of intensifying ...


Heroes and villains

Corruption during the Ebola outbreak is enfeebling the health-care system, according to secret audits

When nursing assistant Salome Karwah, an Ebola fever survivor who had appeared on the cover of America's Time Magazine as a Person of the Year in 2014, died after giving birth this...


Sex, rebels and Paris trips

President Condé steams ahead in the opinion polls but dissent within his party is growing as local elections approach

The career of the governing party's youth leader came to an abrupt end in late February when the latest in a series of sex tapes which have been circulating in the capital went vir...


Runway overrun

Despite promising the International Monetary Fund and World Bank that he would not go through with it, President Ernest Bai Koroma has still not given up on the Mamamah airport pro...


The great oil chase

A joint British-Nigerian probe into how tens of billions of dollars of oil money went missing promises to be the most thorough yet

Oil industry experts calculate that Nigeria may have lost US$100 billion from 2010 to 2015 from outright theft and excessively disadvantageous production and trading deals. Audits ...


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  • MALI

Combat and compromise

The government may be giving the northern Tuareg nobility too much in its bid to restore peaceful regional government

At the last minute – and helped by United Nations pressure – Mali's government has persuaded the former separatists of the Coordination des Mouvements de l'Azawad (CMA)...


Timis takes shine off boom

New oil and gas discoveries off Senegal's coast have seen oil majors circling as Frank Timis maintains an interest

The involvement of the maverick businessman Vasile Frank Timis in Senegal's oil industry and his cosy relationship with President Macky Sall's government has attracted renewed inte...


More progress, less movement

The governing party is disappointing many with its response to mounting insecurity in the north

There was an air of festive predictability about the Second National Congress of the governing Mouvement du peuple pour le progrès, held in Ouagadougou on 10-12 March. Among...


Mega-projects await reforms

With President Buhari back from sick leave, questions multiply about the timing and content of the economic rescue plan

Hopes for Africa’s biggest economy are yo-yoing as policy-makers argue over radical reform of the naira exchange rate and the sale of government stakes in oil and gas assets....


Broken China

Urbino Botelho, Foreign Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe, has made his bid for posterity by breaking off diplomatic relations with Taiwan and restoring relations with the People's...


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