Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wants secession from Nigeria. To do so, he incites followers to acts of violence ... against Nigerian security forces, engages expensive Washington-based lobbyists, and has established a paramilitary wing.
For a long time, the French authorities were suspicious of Mali's Mahmoud Dicko’s growing power: they said that the influential preacher was ... responsible for increased radicalisation in the country. Although he has left the ranks of the 'Mouvement du 5 Juin – Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques', Imam Dicko continues to advocate for dialogue with Malian jihadists to resolve the conflict that has plagued the country for more than eight years.
When it comes to hydrocarbons, the DRC is far from playing in the big leagues. The country's oil production comes from the coastal basin (Kongo-Central. ... That basin produces an average of 8m barrels of oil per year, and ational petroleum reserves are estimated at 20bn barrels.
From a tech millionaire to an ultra-nationalist leader, we take a look at Israel's new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the other members of ... his new government. Out of the 119 deputies present in the Knesset, 60 have shown their support for Bennett's new coalition.
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Africa needs debt, and it needs to find ways to put it to the best use. That’s the central claim made by Gregory Smith in his book 'Where Credit ... is Due: How Africa’s Debt Can Be a Benefit, Not a Burden', published this week by Hurst & Co in the UK.
The 'Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad' (CMA) [Coordination of Azawad Movements] met with Colonel Assimi Goïta, now president of Mali’s ... transition government, at the presidential palace to offer its support, provided Goïta agrees to their demands.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has publicly overruled his key ally, Gwede Mantashe, minister for mineral resources and energy, by announcing ... that private companies will be able to generate their own power up to 100 MW without a licence. Its a bold move that comes with political risk.
It's been over a year and the fight between the family of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe and President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reached ... a new level over the final burial place of the deceased leader.
The European Parliament’s adoption on 10 June of a resolution condemning Morocco’s use of migrant children to apply political pressure to ... Spain has been met with a wave of criticism in the North African country.
Nigeria’s oil dispute has ‘wasted two decades’; with the green transition, is that wealth lost forever?
For decades, oil investment into Nigeria has been stymied by regulatory uncertainty, with successive governments failing to pass the 'Petroleum ... Industry Bill' or PIB. Now, as oil majors worldwide see the green transition coming, they are transitioning out of high-cost environments like Nigeria. The risk is Nigeria has missed out on the swan song of the oil industry.
On 1 June, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) results for the first quarter of 2021, which ... was followed by the GDP report on Tuesday 8 June. The latest figures show unemployment has reached highs last recorded during the 2008 global financial crisis.
Cameroon's scandal linked to the mismanagement of Covid-19 funds has considerably damaged relations between Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, the presidency’s ... secretary-general, and Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute. But it's not the first time that the two have butted heads.
After first declaring its eurobond default at the peak of the pandemic in 2020, Zambia is trying to find a way out of its economic woes. Hakainde ... Hichilema, Zambia's leading opposition leader, talks to us about the challenges in ensuring a free and fair election this year.