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THE AFRICA REPORT N°118

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An exclusive interview with Zambia's new president, who is trying to unpick a legacy of corruption from his predecessor.

Who's who in Nigeria's presidential hopeful list? Including an interview with Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Our annual guide to the continent's year ahead, with data + analysis.

The region is trying to connect African producers with Asian consumers.

Africa Cup of Nations - Group E - Ivory Coast v Algeria

AFCON: Ibrahim Sangaré tipped to push Côte d’Ivoire to victory

With Ghana, Algeria and Nigeria all out of the tournament, and Senegal having stuttered unconvincingly in the group phase, Côte D’Ivoire seemed to be the most balanced of the bigger teams initially tipped to succeed. Much of that has to do with the midfield mix offered by Franck Kessie, Jean Michael Seri and – the least experienced of the trio – Ibrahim Sangaré.

French President Emmanuel Macron stands next to Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Afrika Shrine in Lagos

Nigeria: How Ambode’s removal dealt a blow to Tinubu’s direct primary dream

President Muhammadu Buhari recently refused to sign the electoral bill, which sought to introduce mandatory direct primary in Nigeria’s electoral law. However, documents exclusively obtained by The Africa Report now show that the president’s action is partly connected to a controversial governorship primary that took place in Lagos three years ago. In so doing, it prevented frontrunner Bola Tinubu from getting the direct primary he craved.

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Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Cameroon

Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Cameroon

Postponed twice due to Covid-19, the 33rd edition of CAN will at long last be held in Cameroon from 9 January to 6 February.

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