Africa's most respected democracy is showing worrying signs of backsliding. From protests against election-rigging being closed down by pliant ... courts, to violence from police against activists pushing for change, activists claim the second term of President Nana Akufo-Addo has taken an authoritarian turn. Not so, say the government, who blame the poor economy they inherited.
For some observers, the term ‘first lady’ is akin to a celebrity in a glossy magazine. However for others, it encompasses the determined ... political influence of Benin’s Rosine Soglo and Côte d’Ivoire’s Simone Gbagbo as well as the extravagances of Tunisia’s Leïla Trabelsi Ben Ali and Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe.
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Even though it is depicted as the land with its over-oxygenated mountains that supposedly provide clean air, Switzerland will find it difficult ... to meet its commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. It is thus using Ghana and Senegal to offset its carbon dioxide emissions, through environmental protection projects on their territories.