Thursday 17 August 2017
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Nigeria court seizes ex-oil minister’s $37.5m mansion

Warri – A Nigerian court has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $37.5m mansion belonging to a former oil minister facing corruption...

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Why the quest for a single currency for West Africa won’t materialise soon

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong, University of Bath It’s been nearly two decades since the idea of a single currency for West Africa was first...

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Schools in Rwanda face tricky task teaching genocide history

Kigali – “Who can tell us what the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi was all about?” teacher Josephat Arinetwe asks his...


Senegal’s slow progress on child begging – Activists

Dakar – Human rights groups in Senegal on Tuesday criticised what they said was an ineffectual crackdown on child begging driven by...

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Angolan president returns home after health checks

Luanda – Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been dogged by reports of poor health, has returned to Luanda after...


Nigeria’s ‘ailing’ Buhari absent on second anniversary as president

Abuja – Nigeria’s ailing president was glaringly absent on Monday as his deputy marked their two years in power, with no word...

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Biafra 50 years on: Frustration and hope

Umuahia – Nigeria on Tuesday marks 50 years since the declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra plunged the country into a...

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Africa body seeks urgent help against Lord’s Resistance Army

Kampala – The African Union says the rebel group led by one of the world’s most wanted fugitives could roar back to life if...

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How African governments use advertising as a weapon against media freedom

National governments remain the single largest source of revenue for news organisations in Africa. In Rwanda, for example, a staggering...


How West Africa built the muscle to rout dictators and keep peace

Following the resolution of the political impasse in The Gambia, a great deal of attention has focused on the role played by the Economic...