West Africa


Nigeria minister’s unlikely return

A lot can happen in a man’s life over 20 years, the accepted timespan for a generation. And that is certainly the case for John Kayode Fayemi, Nigeria’s current Minister of Solid Minerals, as Osasu Obayiuwana explains.

Politricks and empty pockets

A decade-long spending binge has driven Ghana back into an IMF austerity programme. As elections loom this November, why is it politics as usual? By Femi Akomolafe.