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Nigeria Elections in Focus

This month, on the 14th (now postponed to 28th March), Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, goes to the polls to elect a new President.…

South Africa’s ANC: Brand loyalty?

Was the ANC’s sweeping election victory last month a vote of confidence in the party’s current leadership or loyalty to Nelson Mandela’s political organisation?

Uhuru Kenyatta – born into leadership

Kenya’s fourth president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who was elected in March this year, in many ways completes the circle started by his father, Jomo, who led the country into independence in 1963 and remained its first, charismatic leader until his death in 1978.…

Investors brush off Boko Haram violence

The Nigerian government appears to have taken drastic steps to reassure Nigerians and, indeed, an anxious international community, that it is in full control of the security situation in the country by launching a major offensive designed to put an end to the senseless violence that has claimed many lives and led to the destruction of property worth millions of dollars, writes Frederick Mordi.…

Uhuru’s great expectations

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s newly announced cabinet promises a bouquet of skills, with its 18-strong membership’s wide and varied experience in the worlds of business, banking, diplomacy and academia taking priority over that of career politicians.…

The lady is not for turning

A war of attrition between legislators demanding that Arunma Oteh, the director of the Securities and Exchange Commission, stand down and her refusal to go could be damaging to the country’s capital market.…

Kenya Inc opens for business

The inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s new leader was also an opportunity to display the direction the country has set for itself over the medium term.…