Politics

Sat,23Feb2019

Politics

South Africa’s budget is not enough to end risk of downgrade

AP/SIPA

Despite the realism, and tougher tone on Eskom, the pre-election budget lacks bite for deficit hawks

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Forget Nigerian election delay; Devaluation fears will drive markets

Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPA

Investors in Nigeria fear a large devaluation later in the year

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Eskom too big to fail, but Ramaphosa plan may not be enough

Denis Farrell/AP/SIPA
Breaking up Eskom gives some breathing room, but deeper reform is inevitable

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DRC: What Kabila’s deal with Tshisekedi means for Africa and beyond

Jerome Delay/AP/SIPA

The African Union is the latest body to row back on election objections

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Atiku Abubakar’s February surprise

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Just days ahead of the presidential vote, the opposition challenger has victory in his sights

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Nigeria election special: Davido and the youth vote

Richard Shotwell/AP/SIPA

Pop mixes with power ahead of Nigeria's 16 February poll

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Côte d’Ivoire: Ouattara’s 2020 challenges

Michel Euler/AP/SIPA
As Adama Coulibaly walks through the rain-soaked, muddy streets of Abobo in Abidjan, the 28-year-old tailor says he is disillusioned with President Alassane Ouattara. Over the past seven years, Côte d’Ivoire’s economy has soared and is one of the biggest in the sub-region. But for one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the country’s largest city, little has changed.

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