With political tensions at an all-time high, and the DRC on the brink of tumbling into political and civil chaos, the re-emergence of the M23 may very well be leveraged by Kabila as justification to retain political control.
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Resource distribution, like all forms of informal mechanisms in Nigeria, is linked to the practice of godfatherism, and it is via this dynamic that several of Nigeria’s key economic elite built their empires.
Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works & Housing, is embroiled in a fresh scandal concerning the inflation and allocation of contracts. Having escaped scrutiny over corruption allegations, the question remains whether this new expose will force him to account.
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Although Ghana possesses many of the attributes of a successful state, it still faces various governance issues. Most significantly, political and legal have been manipulated by some members of the elite to retain and protect their respective political and economic status.
Following the death of the iconic UDPS leader Étienne Tshisekedi, the opposition is in disarray and its cohesive status is in jeopardy.
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Despite claims by the Abuja government to the contrary, the ever evolving Boko Haram remains a tenacious and persistent threat, and will do well into 2017
With financial constraints mounting, Mozambique defaults on its $59.7m Eurobond repayment and claims it cannot pay its debts until 2021
After handily winning the 2016 elections, Akufo-Addo is set to target Ghana’s financial travails following his 7th January inauguration.
Following the ratification of the 2015 Cybercrimes Act, some of Nigeria’s political and economic elite have relied on its provision to silence critics.
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A projection of the key scenarios likely to be faced by Nigeria and the Buhari government throughout 2017.
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The Kabila government and the political opposition have reached an agreement to re-schedule the presidential election to December 2017.