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How Alpha Condé overthrew Alpha Condé

Since the coup d’état, Guinea’s head of state has been in the custody of the military officers. But it was the president who was the primary architect of his own downfall

Kagame: Rwanda is paying for the Cabo Delgado intervention’

Responding to widespread claims that France is funding Rwandan forces, the president says ‘no one is sponsoring’ his army

Make Brazil great again: Bolsonaro’s right-wing policies are not the trump

To understand more about what’s going on in South America’s most populous country, and what might happen next, The Continent spoke to João Bosco Monte, the head of the Brazil Africa Institute

Africa in brief: 4-11 September

What happened on the continent this past week

Uganda: Bobi Wine’s crisis of confidence

Ugandan opposition leader’s popularity frightened Museveni into even greater autocracy

Biker bandits drive insecurity in Nigeria

A classic bandit extortion strategy is to set homes and grain stores on fire to intimidate individuals into paying up.

Nigeria ‘being careful’ about private sector Covid help

Indemnity clauses and fears of fake jabs mean Nigeria’s government must do its vaccine roll-out alone

Hakainde Hichilema: From prison to president of Zambia

Hakainde Hichilema’s remarkable comeback

Africa in brief: 28 August- 4 September

This is what happened on the African continent this past week

Bribery to get public services is increasing in parts of Africa

Research by Afrobarometer has found that almost three in 10 respondents (28%) said they had paid a bribe in the past year

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