Olusegun Obasanjo

 
As Nigeria votes, Buhari moves from messiah to maligned
As Nigeria votes, Buhari moves from messiah to maligned
There was a time when Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari represented something deeply special – the democratic ideal that a failed government...
Privatise Nigeria's oil industry? Easier said than done
Privatise Nigeria's oil industry? Easier said than done
A leading contender in Nigeria's presidential election next month has pledged to privatise the country's oil industry, but that's a promise that...
Nigeria’s 2019 election: a two-horse race with uninspiring candidates
Nigeria’s 2019 election: a two-horse race with uninspiring candidates
Almost all of Nigeria’s 68 political parties have wrapped up their primaries and chosen candidates to stand in the country’s February 2019...
Buhari begins presidential election campaign
Buhari begins presidential election campaign
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday put the fight against corruption at the heart of his bid for another four-year term, as official...
Nigeria is not ready to hold free and fair elections next year. Here's why
Nigeria is not ready to hold free and fair elections next year. Here's why
The 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria will be the country’s sixth since 1999, when it shifted to democracy after a long period of military...
New panel to reboot SA’s African Renaissance status
New panel to reboot SA’s African Renaissance status
South Africa’s foreign policy agenda is due for a massive overhaul, with a possible return to the era of pan-African politics exemplified by...
Africa’s free trade fairy tale
Africa’s free trade fairy tale
A cross section of Africa’s most powerful people gathered in Kigali this week to sell a dream - and sell it hard.
​Africa for pessimists: 2017 in review
​Africa for pessimists: 2017 in review
This has been another tough year for the world, and the African continent has endured more than its fair share of conflict and crises. These...
A quarter of the world will be African by 2050
A quarter of the world will be African by 2050
Africa’s population is growing even faster than previously thought, according to new projections published on October 26 by the United Nations...
A billion dollar boost for Africa’s richest man
A billion dollar boost for Africa’s richest man
Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man, and by quite some distance. Forbes estimates the Nigerian cement mogul’s net worth to be $13.8-billion....
Olusegun Obasanjo’s greatest fear
Olusegun Obasanjo’s greatest fear
A waiter approaches Olusegun Obasanjo with a glass of red wine. He declines. “Wine is the drink of diplomats,” he says, with twinkle in his...
The answer to two of Africa's biggest problems lies in its soil
The answer to two of Africa's biggest problems lies in its soil
Every year, thousands of young Africans join an exodus from their families’ small, often struggling farms in the countryside. Their dream —...

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