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The Big Interview with Okechukwu Enelamah

Okechukwu Enelamah was a surprise choice when nominated as Minister for Trade and Investment in Nigeria. Hand-picked by VP Yemi Osinbajo, he heads a ministry at …

Aliko Dangote: In for the long haul

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, is optimistic that the only place to invest in today is Africa. Our Nigerian correspondent Osasu Obayiuwana talked to him …

The Big Interview: Alex Cummings

After rising through the ranks to become the Executive Vice President of the Coca-Cola company as well as its Africa President, Alexander (Alex) Cummings retired …

Africa’s lessons for Trump’s America

Compared to Liberia, which emerged from a civil war and elected a woman as president, the US’s skewed democracy, with its bizarre electoral college and …

War games in the Sahel

Over the past three years, the Sahel, specifically Niger, has become the venue of a military build-up of foreign troops from the US, France, Germany, …

How terror came to the Sahel

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, US security mandarins made a deal with the Algerian intelligence services, as they pursued Islamists across the region, …