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.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are to follow through with plans for a nationwide strike on Thursday 27 January, despite the Federal Government planning to reverse plans to cut fuel subsidy
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.
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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.
“It was a beautiful victory.” On 23 January, a triumphant Ousmane Sonko walked the streets of Ziguinchor, even before the official results of Senegal’s municipal and departmental elections had been announced.