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Risky Business: Is China Wavering in Africa?

Chinese companies and banks were once seen as bold and fearless as they invested in countries Western investors deemed too risky. But this may now be changing.

Why a Multimillion Dollar Clock Might Mean Time is Up for Francafrique

The French investigation into the massive wealth of long standing Central African rulers and French allies may be changing the French model of neo-colonialism in Africa.

The Rise and Rise of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

West Africa's Gulf of Guinea has overtaken the Somali coast as Africa's main piracy hotspot, and this upward trend looks set to continue.

Speaking the Same Language? Africa and the Future of la Francophonie

As the influence of the French language declines and some turn to English, what is the place of France and la Francophonie in Africa?

Till Death Do Us Part

The death of active state leaders is a rare phenomenon – except in Africa. If age and available healthcare cannot explain it, what can?

Monkey Business: The Rise of Bushmeat

Tackling booming bushmeat trade will require offering local alternatives as well as effective enforcement.

Africa Cup of Nations: the Continent's Biggest Sporting Event Begins

Equatorial Guinea and Gabon gear up for three weeks of football.

Election Protests in Gabon and Guinea, Violence in Nigeria

Exclusive Analysis predict Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria and moderate risks of electoral protests in Gabon and Guinea.

Consensual Rape in Francafrique Currency Markets

Fourteen African countries are set to suffer as a result of France's neo-colonialist self-interests.

The Week Ahead: Strike Action in Gabon

Forecasting the next seven days: likely strike action in Gabon to disrupt oil production.

Trading in Misery: Human Trafficking and Demand

Despite a bundle of international treaties and legislation, the trafficking of women and children continues.