Togo's political and economic systems have not changed as quickly as others in West Africa.
- Thursday, 13 September 2012 14:17
The year 2012 will be shaped by the April presidential elections. Mali has developed a stable democratic system in the past 20 years, since Amadou Toumani Touré (ATT) overthrew authoritarian leader Moussa Traoré in a coup then handed power over to a civilian government.
- Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:36
Political stability appears to have returned to Guinea- Bissau. Despite a testy relationship between President Malam Bacai Sanhá and Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior, Gomes Junior has served an unprecedented three years in office.
- Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:22
Efforts to reinvigorate Côte d'Ivoire's economy after the disputed November 2010 elections have taken off, but President Alassane Ouattara's government faces the twin challenges of hauling the conflict-crippled economy to its feet while fostering reconciliation.