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The growing threat of ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Africa

From the Sahel to Mozambique, terror attacks by groups affiliated to ISIS and Al-Qaeda have been on the increase in recent years. Al Venter takes a detailed look what is happening in the terror hotspots and how African countries and their allies are responding to the problem

Justice delayed but not denied

As the Commission investigating alleged rights abuses began its second session of hearings last month, Gambians were confused by the way the process has been …

Rhetoric versus reality

Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s President, rode to election victory on a wave of slogans that promised rapid industrialisation and a massive growth in jobs. But two …

Buhari vs Abubakar: Same difference?

Nigeria’s general elections are scheduled for mid-February. As always, the campaigning is reaching fever pitch. While there are many posts to battle for, the big …