Facts and figures to consider By Nsikan Ikpe Ahead of government-opposition talks on the political crisis in Togo, here are some facts that need to be considered: 1. The country has 113 registered political parties. 2. The Gnassingbe family has run the tiny...
Committee says she did her best despite the challenges she faced By Nsikan Ikpe   The Salim Ahmed Salim-led Awards Committee for the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Prize has explained why they gave Liberia's immediate past president, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the Mo...
Security, economics top list of concerns By Nsikan Ikpe   As the people of Sierra Leone head to the polls in the next few weeks, in crucial elections to decide the successor to outgoing President, Ernest Bai Koroma, there are several issues...
Opposition wants troops curtailment, release of prisoners By John Eche   Some reprieve has come for the Togolese people with mediators from Guinea and Ghana presently announcing that crisis talks between the government and opposition would hold on February 15. As part of...
How we turned Cote d’Ivoire around – Ouattara In a piece published by the Brookings Institution, and entitled ‘Emerging from crisis: Côte d’Ivoire’s success story,' president of the West African nation, Alassane Ouattara, has disclosed that the nation achieved the...
Protests to end Gnassingbe family dictatorship continue John Eche   The ANC-led opposition in the West African nation of Togo has initiated legal action against the government of President Faure Gnassingbe over the shooting incident at it's end-year rally in December 2017. In...
He will be following in footsteps of Liberia's George Weah By John Eche   There are speculations that Ivorian footballer, Didier Drogba, who is retiring from active playing may be headed for a new career in politics. Meanwhile, the Ivorian football icon has opened...
The Historic inauguration of George Oppong Weah as President By Nsikan Ikpe   There is immense pressure on President-Elect George Weah as he takes office, Monday. As at the time of going to press, the roads leading to the stadium where the inauguration...
Countdown to the George Weah inauguration By Nsikan Ikpe   Ahead of the January 22 inauguration of president-elect, George Oppong Weah, politics is in the air all over Liberia. At the one hand are the activities of the outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Intent...
Senator says timeline inadequate for passage By John Eche   The fate of the Dangote Cement Liberia deal and 12 other bills is presently hanging in the balance as the West African nation moves on to set the stage for the winding...

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