As former President John Mahama was addressing meetings in Brussels and London last week, his allies in Ghana’s opposition National Democratic ... Congress (NDC) reshuffled some of the party’s key personnel and, according to some activists, sidelined his rivals.
After a cancelled election in 2017, and the upheaval at the HQ of the electoral commission in 2022, will Kenya's next slate of election administrators ... be able to deliver on the promise of democracy? A series of unsolved murders and threats against the life of the outgoing chairperson of the commission suggest the road will be a long one.
Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has given the United Nations and the Commonwealth a two-week ultimatum to travel to the country and ... investigate alleged electoral malpractice in the August 2022 presidential election.
Who will win in Oyo State? Normally, the state would be a walk in the park for the opposition PDP, with a star governor, Seyi Makinde, in charge. ... However - in what may be similar to Rivers State - an opposition rift looks to be gifting the vote bloc to the ruling APC...
A recent summit of the Gulf states, of which Chinese leader Xi Jinping was a key attendee, marked the desire of certain Arab capitals to emancipate ... themselves from their American ally. But the question remains – how far are they willing to go in Beijing’s favour?
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Frontier markets have seen an improvement in sentiment prompted by an end to China’s zero-Covid policy. But, Nigeria’s dual-currency regime ... and the access restrictions imposed on investors mean that Nigerian equities are missing out.
This month, South Africa’s high court temporarily prohibited ex-president Jacob Zuma from privately prosecuting President Cyril Ramaphosa. ... Observers say this is a continuation of a ‘judicial warfare’ stratregy that, for years, Zuma and his proxies have tinkered with to cripple Ramaphosa.
At the end of 2022, the Somali government circulated an informal verbal communication to media houses, urging local news outlets to submit content ... for approval prior to broadcasting. This was at the height of a sustained military campaign against Al-Shabaab and observers saw it as a move to curtail the publication of any content associated with the insurgents. But the government says it’s an effort to match the Islamist’s propaganda machine.
M23 rebellion, a showdown with Félix Tshisekedi, criticism from the international community, reception of migrants, but also longevity in power ... and the Rwandan presidential election of 2024… An exclusive interview with Rwanda's president Paul Kagame.
Niger's telecoms regulator has called on operators to lower their rates in the face of widespread grumbling over the introduction of floor prices. ... The situation is emblematic of the years of regulatory and fiscal inconsistency in this sector.
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to South Africa kicks off a year rich in cooperation between Pretoria and Moscow, much to ... the chagrin of those who have wanted to isolate Russia ever since it invaded Ukraine.
A Nigerian court has sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State nicknamed the ‘dancing governor’ and ordered that Gboyega Oyetola, an ... ally of frontline Presidential hopeful, Bola Tinubu, be inaugurated as governor. What could this mean for next month’s Presidential poll? And what role did new voting system BVAS play in the result?