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The Bell Pottinger-linked ‘charity’ advised by ANC bigwigs

The Brazzaville Foundation, which has been accused of laundering the reputation of one of Africa’s most corrupt presidents

As Nigeria votes, Buhari moves from messiah to maligned

Nigerians must not put up with attempts by Nigerian President Buhari to steal the February 16 elections like his predecessors did, says the author

Privatise Nigeria’s oil industry? Easier said than done

Atiku Abubakar, the main opposition contender, has vowed to break up the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, which he called a "mafia organisation"

Nigeria’s 2019 election: a two-horse race with uninspiring candidates

Despite the large number of aspirants for Nigeria's 2019 elections, women and young people remain underrepresented

Buhari begins presidential election campaign

Voters go to the polls on February 16, four years after Buhari's landmark victory

Nigeria is not ready to hold free and fair elections next year. Here’s why

With the 2019 elections less than a year away, Nigeria’s ability to hold free and fair elections is open to question

New panel to reboot SA’s African Renaissance status

The department of international relations is attempting to reclaim the country's position as a major force on the continent

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

This has been another tough year for the world, and the African continent has endured more than its fair share of conflict and crises.

A quarter of the world will be African by 2050

Africa's population is on the rise — necessitating increased investment in the next generation's access to healthcare and right education.

A billion dollar boost for Africa’s richest man

"When it comes to power to keep his massive cement factories running, the billionaire businessman says he prefers to generate it himself"

Olusegun Obasanjo’s greatest fear

The former Nigerian president talks about the continent’s future, its failures and the youth explosion that keeps him awake at night

The answer to two of Africa’s biggest problems lies in its soil

The ties that bind Africans to their land need markets, credit and exposure to new practices so that young people can stay on their farms.

Obasanjo to head AU monitors ahead of Zim polls

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo will lead a team of 60 African Union monitors to Zimbabwe for the July 31 election, says the organisation.

Senegal’s Wade in the running for third term

Senegal's presidential candidates have held their final rallies as protesters marched in the streets. Tensions are high ahead of Sunday's poll.

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