Feted as an accomplished technocrat who managed to get things done while Buhari was away on repeated bouts of ill health, vice president Yemi ... Osinbajo angered the cabal surrounding Buhari by sacking DSS security chief Lawal Daura. Since then, his chances of seizing the presidency dwindled, as his opportunities for action have been increasingly curtailed by Buhari's administration.
A long read on Osinbajo's chances ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.
After weeks of steady decline in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Nigeria is now responding to what authorities are describing as a “likely ... third wave” of the pandemic, led by the more contagious Delta variant. But Chikwe Ihekweazu, the man at the centre of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response, tells The Africa Report that there is greater risk of a surge in infections as more people disregard the public health measures in place.
As bandwidth doubles in just a few years on the continent, companies and governments are increasingly able to rely on cloud computing to cut ... costs. A new wave of investment - originally centred on South Africa and now spreading across the continent - is seeing domestic African players compete with global heavyweights.
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What was supposed to be a day of celebration almost turned into a tragedy. On 20 July - following the prayer of Tabaski (Eid el-Kebir), the feast ... of sacrifice, at Bamako’s Grand Mosque - Mali’s transitional president Colonel Assimi Goïta was targeted in an attempted assassination.
Two adversaries – President Alassane Ouattara and former president Laurent Gbagbo – will meet on 27 July, 10 years after the war that pitted ... them against each other and brought Côte d'Ivoire to its knees.
Beyond reshuffles of the cabinet, there are many urging President Ramaphosa to seize this 'revolutionary' moment to enact fundamental changes ... both for the ruling ANC and the wider economy. But those closest to the president suggest Ramaphosa's slow-but-sure approach is unlikely to change.