In October, President Muhammadu Buhari presented an Appropriation Bill of N20.51trn ($43.7bn) for the fiscal year 2023 to the joint session of ... the lower and upper Chambers of the National Assembly. He described the 2023 proposed budget as one “of fiscal sustainability and transition" - his very last budget as Nigeria's president. However, what financial legacy is he leaving behind?
At the head of Russia since 31 December 1999 – including a three-year interlude as prime minister – Vladimir Putin has made Africa one of the pillars of the Kremlin’s international strategy in recent years. By playing on anti-Western rhetoric, the President has managed to resurrect Soviet imperialist ambitions and undermine the former colonial powers, notably France, on the continent.