The Africa Report looks at the promises and performances of the two top contenders for the February 2019 presidential race as they trade insults, ... outline their platforms and rally their regional bases. For analysts on both sides the election boils down to who do people trust to get Nigeria out of its doldrums
One in every five Africans is between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. That is a quarter of a billion young people who are coming of age. Much ... has been made of the lack of jobs on the continent, and nearly two-thirds of Africa's unemployed are young people. Even in South Africa, one of the most sophisticated economies, 55% of youth do not have a job.
Nigeria, Algeria and South Africa all go to the polls in 2019. Together, they represent nearly half of Africa's gross domestic product (GDP). ... We probably will not see a hat-trick of reformist governments emerge, but the trio illustrate three big, interrelated trends that will govern Africa's macroeconomic landscape in the coming year: governance, debt levels and the role of commodities.
Ahead of the February 2019 elections, Nigeria's vice-president talks to The Africa Report about how free-marketism does not hold all the answers ... for Nigeria and how the APC government plans to win voters on issues like corruption, security and devolution