In Depth

Sun,24May2015

In Depth

Ghana: John Mahama's government on the ropes

Since 2014, President John Dramani Mahama has held the role of ECOWAS chairman. Photo©Thierry Charlier/AFPThe government risks a repeat of the problems the country faced in the 1980s. the IMF is there to help with loans and a package of painful reforms.

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Ecowas: The next forty years

Biometric identity cards will replace the current document for visa-free travel in ECOWAS. Photo©Thierry Gouegnon / ReutersAs the West African regional body celebrates 40 years in May, The Africa Report looks at integration on the ground and what the next four decades could hold.

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New Nigeria, New Ecowas

Nicholas Norbrook

Nigeria's President-elect, Muhammadu BuhariThere were a lot of presidents in the the presidential wing of Abuja airport on 23 March.

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AfDB banks on the future

As the AfdB flag is raised over Abidjan outgoing president Kaberuka (centre) wonders who will continue his legacy. Photo©SIA KAMBOU/AFPThe African Development Bank (AfDB) will choose its new leader to replace Donald Kaberuka in May. The Africa Report profiles the candidates who want to take the continental institution on paths of continuity or change.

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Hope after the Naija revolution

Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Photo©ReutersBuhari's test is to show he can run a democratic and multi- faith country at a time of polarisation elsewhere.

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United Nations on racism and marginalisation against people of African descent

Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the United Nations General Assembly’s sixty-ninth session. Photo©Africa Section/Paddy IlosThe transatlantic slave trade and colonialism led to the scattering of people of African descent throughout the world. They continue to be marginalised and discriminated against to this day. In an exclusive interview, the United Nations President of the 69thGeneral Assembly, Uganda's Sam Kutesa, explains why the global body is so concerned about discrimination against people of African descent and its recent decision to dedicate a whole decade to them. 2015-2024 is the International Decade for People of African Descent.

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