West Africa

Is this the end of Boko Haram?

In recent months, thousands of Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon, but the prospects of lasting peace are limited as long as the underlying causes of disaffection remain

Soyinka at his searing best

In his first novel in 47 years, Wole Soyinka is back to his unique style, with an unflinching look at the often absurd complexities of life in Nigeria that is also a rollicking whodunit.

Africa’s Groundhog Day coups

If coups had been able to provide the solution to Africa’s problems, the continent would have become a shining model of development, equity and justice by now, says Anver Versi.