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Incumbent is favourite to retain Senegal presidency

President Macky Sall is strong favourite to win Senegal’s election on Sunday, boosted by a modernising first term that propelled economic growth although critics...

Nigeria vote delay a reminder of investment risk

A surprise delay in Nigeria’s presidential ballot gave foreign asset managers another reminder of political risk and volatile investment returns in Africa’s biggest economy...

Army to be “ruthless” against tampering in postponed Nigeria vote

President Muhammadu Buhari warned anyone tampering with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence. The Independent National Electoral Commission...

Four Zimbabwe generals retired

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa retired four generals in the first major shake-up of the armed forces since he took office and including the man...

Sudan Constitution amendment on hold

A parliamentary committee tasked with amending Sudan’s constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term said it would indefinitely postpone a...

Egyptian lawmakers back changes to presidential term

The Egyptian parliament approved in principle draft constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 and tighten...

Delta Avengers threaten to cripple Nigerian economy if Buhari re-elected

A militant group in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern Niger Delta threatened to cripple the economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected on Saturday. The Niger Delta...

Cameroon opposition leader charged with rebellion

Cameroon’s main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, was charged in a military court with rebellion and seven other offences, indictments that could carry the death...

ISS: Suspicions cloud Senegal’s upcoming election

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Senegal will choose its president on 24 February in an atmosphere clouded by suspicions that the incumbent, Macky Sall, has engineered recent electoral reforms...

Suspension of Nigerian chief judge a human rights breach

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The suspension of Nigeria’s most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari broke international human rights standards on independence of the judiciary and the separation...

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