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Liberia electoral commission says fraud claims lack evidence

Liberia’s electoral commission said on Monday that claims of fraud brought by a presidential candidate in last month’s election did not have sufficient evidence,...

Nigerian economy grows 1.4% in Q3: stats office

Nigeria’s economy grew 1.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, the statistics office said on Monday, extending its slow climb out of its first...
Dangote to launch rice outgrower scheme in Sokoto

Dangote sells Nigerian noodle plants to rival for $12MN

Dangote Noodles Limited, a unit of Nigerian company Dangote Flour Mills, has sold two production lines to rival pasta maker De United Foods Industries...

Nigerian annual inflation slows for ninth month, to 15.91%

Annual inflation in Nigeria slowed for the ninth month in a row in October, easing to 15.91 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)...

How women bring about peace and change in Liberia

Erica Lawson |Western University Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to lead an African country. Her two terms in office ended with...

Nigeria’s Buhari to visit heartland of Biafra secessionists

President Muhammadu Buhari is to visit southeast Nigeria this week, his spokesman said on Monday, his first trip since taking office to a region...

Ghana opens talks with Exxon on deepwater drilling contract

Ghana has opened talks with Exxon Mobil Corp to allow the U.S. oil firm to undertake deepwater exploration off its coast, a deputy energy...
Nigeria resumes payments to former Niger Delta militants: official

Vigilantism is flourishing in Nigeria — with official support

Leighann Spencer, Charles Sturt University Concerns about safety and security are substantial in Nigeria. Here, crime is high and the police are considered corrupt and...
South Africa's MTN shares fall 13 pct on report of Nigeria fine

Nigeria’s Senate approves report exonerating MTN Nigeria over forex transfers

Nigeria’s Senate approved on Wednesday a report largely exonerating South African telecoms company MTN Group Ltd’s Nigerian unit, after the business was accused of...
Ivory Coast votes in first post-war presidential poll

U.S. signs $524.7MN investment compact with Ivory Coast

The Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. government’s main development fund, said on Tuesday it had signed a $524.7 million investment compact with Ivory Coast...

Nigeria plans record spending in 2018 to nurture growth

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presented a record 8.6 trillion naira ($28.16 billion) budget for 2018 on Tuesday to foster shaky growth in Africa’s largest...

Moody’s downgrades Nigeria’s sovereign issuer rating to B2 with a stable...

By Moody's New York, November 07, 2017 -- Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded the Government of Nigeria's long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt rating...

Liberia’s president says ‘our democracy is under assault’

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday said democracy in the West African country was being threatened, a day after the Supreme Court put...

Nigeria’s Buhari presents 8.612TRN naira 2018 budget to lawmakers

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari presented on Tuesday a 2018 budget of 8.612 trillion naira, the country’s biggest ever, to lawmakers. He said the budget was...

More oil cash needed in Nigeria’s Delta to avert new conflict:...

Nigeria’s oil minister will visit the Niger Delta this week in a bid to stave off a threat of more insurgent attacks in the...

Niger’s economy to grow 5.2% in each of 2017 and 2018:...

Niger’s economy is on course to expand 5.2 percent this year and continue at the same pace in 2018 on the back of growth...

Nigeria does not see devaluation risk in midterm: finance minister

Nigeria’s government expects the naira currency to strengthen and does not see a significant risk of devaluation in the medium term, Finance Minister Kemi...
Nigeria's president expected home soon says deputy

Nigeria’s President Buhari to present 2018 budget to parliament on Nov...

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2018 budget to parliament on Nov 7, he said in a letter on Thursday, seeking to avoid...

Senegal – Sub-Saharan Africa’s good news story

Charlie Robertson | Renaissance Capital We think Senegal is one of the good news stories in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), which will be reinforced as GDP is...

Africa’s best, worst countries for doing business

Mauritius, in 25th place is the highest ranked economy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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