IN THE ANALYSIS

Shrinking spaces: What elections in Benin and Chad could mean for the region

There are still 13 presidential and legislative elections to be held in Africa this year. Of particular interest at the moment are the presidential elections in Benin and Chad, partly because of their implications for Nigeria and the West Africa region. For Chad, the results of its presidential election would have an influence on the fight against radical Islamic insurgency in the Sahel, and for Benin, trade with Nigeria. Elections in Africa have often been marred by violence, malpractice and fraud. However, the story seems to be changing. Since February 2020 to the time of this report, there have been 18 national elections (presidential and legislative) across Africa and there will be another 11 before the end of 2021. Election observers generally lauded the conduct of some elections on the continent; however, some others were met with violence. In Guinea, the aftermath of the controversial presidential election was greeted with violent clashes, resulting in the death of at least 30 people. The Ghananian presidential election also witnessed some level of violence. The Ghana Police Service noted about 60 incidents and a few casualties. Uganda was not left out of the mix. During the build-up to its presidential election, the country ...
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ANALYSIS

Shrinking spaces: What elections in Benin and Chad could mean for the region

There are still 13 presidential and legislative elections to be ...
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The week ahead – Infamous fortnight

Six persons were feared killed, 31 March, at Adani in ...
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The week ahead – March madness

President Muhammadu Buhari, on 18 March, admitted that despite his ...
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The US and the world

The last four years has done a lot to shatter ...
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The week ahead – See finish

Nigeria’s unemployment rate rose from 27.1% in the second quarter ...
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What does the split in IPOB mean?

At a press conference on Saturday, 13 March 2021, a ...
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The week ahead – Slowly ebbing away

The Central Bank of Nigeria has introduced a rebate of ...
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The week ahead – Requiem

Nigeria has received nearly four million doses of the COVID-19 ...
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Video: What the price of Gala tells us about food inflation

Over the last few years, regular buyers of beef snacks ...
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The week ahead – Living dangerously

The federal government will meet with state governors and the ...
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Small arms, mass atrocities and migration in Nigeria

The proliferation of small arms and light weapons has driven ...
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The week ahead – Lost progress

The governors of Oyo and Ondo states, Seyi Makinde and ...
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Sitrep: What is happening in Niger State?

In the wee hours of yesterday, terrorists abducted more than ...
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The week ahead – Fossils

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directed banks to close ...
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Sheikh Gumi’s peace moves

Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has gone into the forests ...
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The week ahead – Am I bovvered?

The Federal Ministry of Health has yet to submit a ...
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The week ahead – A house on fire

The Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba state, ...
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Chart of the week: A new source of tension

Last year, the People's Gazette newspaper reported lopsided recruitment into ...
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The week ahead – Choppy waters

Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 ...
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COVID in Nigeria – The second wave

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 1,145 new ...
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The week ahead – Reloaded

Unclaimed dividends and bank account balances unattended for at least ...
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Nigerians just want to eat

Despite the dependence on crude oil for economic sustainability, agriculture ...
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The Year Ahead – Light at the end of the tunnel

The year 2020 has been very eventful. It began with ...
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The week ahead – Deuces

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi says ...
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