The football team begin their qualification campaign this weekend, and two former players believe that they have enough to make it to 2026
Far too many African assets are still under the control of Western powers
Benin City’s looted bronzes are coming home – but the British Museum hasn’t received the memo, writes Carlos Amato
Leaders at some African firms are looking at Francophone markets as a way to expand sales hit by Covid-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
The highlights of 2021 in Africa
Food systems lack resilience in the face of crisis and that feed crises of their own making, driving climate change and fuelling epidemics of hunger, malnutrition, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases
Here is a recap of disputes over artefacts looted from Europe’s former African colonies.
Her latest project, Mother Nature, continues a musical trajectory that reflects on Africa’s history, the world’s perceptions of the continent and its influence on music everywhere
African states are starting to withdraw from rights bodies when rulings go against them
Democracy is under attack in Benin, argues former foreign minister Rogatien Biaou, but the world press remains silent
Too often, governments talk the talk on gender equality, but fail to walk the walk
How the theatre of execution contributes to national mythmaking in Nigeria
The recent news of evictions and mistreatment of African students in China during the Covid-19 pandemic is rooted in a history of violence and discrimination
You Must Set Forth At Dawn chronicles events in the writer’s life, inc
The government, business, labour and civil society must work together to link potential employees to productive and decent jobs
In the floating suburb of Makoko a dwindling Francophone community clings to its linguistic heritage
Efforts to increase trade within the continent are being undermined from the start
The most visible winner from the closure is the Nigerian treasury, which has benefited from the falling cost of petrol subsidies
Nigeria’s borders crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning that the shutdown is harming prosperity
Thirteen years after Binyavanga Wainaina’s satirical essay, many ‘experts’ on Africa continue to fail to comprehend the need for African voices
Elected in 2016 by defeating the preferred successor of Thomas Boni Yayi, Patrice Talon won the top job without a traditional political power base
For the first time in three decades, the opposition will not take part
The new crossing point, ECOWAS hopes, will make the movement of people and trade a lot easier
The government cancelled the tax it had decreed in late August taxing its citizens for accessing the internet and social media apps
At an annual festival, griots pass on stories to younger generations to keep their history alive
The West African Virus Epidemiology project aims to shield the region from the advancing peril
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended Iran’s nuclear programme, calling it peaceful and arguing that Tehran has no use for an atomic bomb.
Ousted Central African Republic President François Bozizé has requested exile in the tiny West African nation of Benin.
South African sniffer dogs were being used in West Africa to combat the smuggling of rhino horns and elephant tusks.
The UN says pirate attacks off Africa’s west coast in the Gulf of Guinea are increasing and becoming more violent, sophisticated and systematic.
African leaders began talks on insecurity in the Sahel region at the first African Union meeting convened by Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi.
The African Union’s new chairman faced tough challenges as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that the Sudan crisis threatened regional security.