Nigerian mining revival in the works

After decades of neglect, Nigeria’s mining and minerals sector is showing signs of recovery as the authorities seek to diversify the economy away from its dependence on oil.…

A culture of malfeasance

In her new book, ‘Holding Bankers To Account,’ Oonagh McDonald reveals how the financial markets were rigged in the 2000s and sets out the reforms that still need to be implemented.

FIFA appointment shakes up African football

For some, the appointment of Fatma Samoura as “FIFA general delegate for Africa” offers the chance to resolve the controversies surrounding the Confederation of African Football (CAF), but for others it represents a hostile move, as David Thomas reports.…

Abiy’s reforms embolden Ethiopian regionalists

Recent unrest in Ethiopia’s Amhara region raises the spectre of further conflict as hardline ethno-nationalists spot an opening in the more relaxed political atmosphere under prime minister Abiy Ahmed.