Proceeds from illegal logging to trafficking of hazardous waste and illicit gold mining funding rebel groups and criminal syndicates
Already Africa’s longest-serving leader, Obiang is on track to beat out six other candidates for another seven-year term.
But President Salva Kiir’s side whittles down ‘frightening’ rivals team from nearly 600 to just 30 as wary Washington threatens to cut aid.
Buhari seen to be on right track in battle against Nigeria’s Boko Haram, and Uganda’s LRA rebels are almost finished>Sarah McGregor
Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, but there’s “limited evidence” they are actively cooperating. It’s a marriage of convenience.
Benin’s Boni Yayi has some good old advice to Africa for ending Islamist militancy – create jobs for youth>Sarah McGregor
"Youth unemployment is a time bomb”, he says.