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2015

GHANA NEWS UPDATE – 29 APRIL 2015

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) in Hamburg has ruled against Côte d’Ivoire’s request for an injunction to suspend all oil activities in the zone it was disputing with Ghana, which currently controls it. This area includes the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and...
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2015

KENYA NEWS UPDATE – 29 APRIL 2015

President Kenyatta is said to be preparing a major reorganisation of government as he prepares the ground for a second term bid. It is understood that a number of Principal Secretaries will be dismissed during upcoming changes. The President will also appoint new boards of...
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APR
2015

NIGERIA BRIEF – 22 APRIL 2015

Africa Matters Limited (“AML”) has been updating clients with significant exposure to Nigeria on the transitional developments and policy direction of the incoming government. In the main, the presidential and gubernatorial elections have concluded successfully, albeit with...
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APR
2015

TANZANIA NEWS UPDATE – 22 APRIL 2015

The National Electoral Commission (“NEC”) announced on 2 April that Tanzania has postponed the referendum on a new constitution after delays in registering voters. This has heightened tensions over the charter which has been rejected by the main opposition parties. The NEC is now...
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2015

GHANA NEWS BRIEF – 17 APRIL 2015

Ghana’s Electoral Commissioner (“EC”), Kwadwo Afrari Gyan (“Afari-Gyan”) leaves office in June 2015 after 22 years at the helm. The Commission has been under intense scrutiny ever since the opposition New Patriotic Party (“NPP”), mounted a Supreme Court challenge to the 2012...
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2015

KENYA NEWS UPDATE – 14 APRIL 2015

A brutal attack on Garissa University College in which 148 were killed has increased fears of Al-Shabaab attacks in Kenya and East Africa, and more generally of Islamist extremism in sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest since the 1998 US Embassy terrorist attack and it adds to...
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APR
2015

NIGERIA: ANALYSIS OF THE BUHARI VICTORY

Election Outcome Muhammadu Buhari’s (“Buhari”) win in Nigeria’s 28 March Presidential election signals the first democratic transfer of power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (“PDP”) to another in Nigeria since the return to civilian rule in 1999. Buhari and the All...
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APR
2015

NIGERIA BRIEFING NOTE – POST ELECTION SPECIAL

Historic elections Muhammadu Buhari (“Buhari”) has been declared the winner of the 2015 Nigerian Presidential elections. Buhari defeated incumbent President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (“President Jonathan”) by 2.5 million votes, polling 15.4 million to President Jonathan’s 12.8...