President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 with corruption as the very cornerstone of his campaign. However, with four months left in his ... tenure, Nigeria has failed to rise on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. What does this say about his legacy?
The area surrounding the Lake Chad Basin area has struggled with insecurity for years. Terrorist activities by Boko Haram, cattle rustling, illicit ... oil trade and other illegal activities make the region a hotbed of trouble with far-reaching consequences.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed Mamo Mihretu, the former head of the sovereign wealth fund, as the new governor of the country’s ... central bank at a critical time for the economy. Can he face down inflation and help steer the engagement with the IMF?
Ethiopia is on the cusp. Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came into office in April 2018, Ethiopia has laid down a series of reforms, most notably ... softening its stranglehold of key sectors of the economy, namely aviation, logistics, telecoms and energy. But there is a prelude to all this.
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11 years ago, Egyptian football fans witnessed a massacre during a league game in Port Said between Cairo’s giant Al-Ahly and Port Said’s ... local Al-Masry. Since that day, the militarisation and ban on aspects of the game have changed the highly popular sport in the country.
South Africa’s economy may be a winner from the decision by Chinese authorities to back away from their zero-Covid policy, while Nigeria has ... failed to position itself to take advantage, economists say.
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?
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.