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Nigerian nightmare

Nigeria's elections—rife with vote-rigging, violence and intimidation—are only the latest example of the corruption and decay that have characterised Obasanjo's rule

Obasanjo’s legacy

Is Nigeria a beacon of hope, or still mired in corruption and violence? As Africa's most populous country votes for a new president in April, what is the verdict on the two terms of my friend Olusegun Obasanjo?
Jonathan Power  

Obasanjo’s return

Having rejoiced when Olusegun Obasanjo became president of Nigeria again, I found reconnecting with him proved harder than expected.
Jonathan Power  

The original African

Two years after political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by Nigeria's military regime, Adewale Maja-Pearce remembers Fela Kuti, creator of Afrobeat and fellow rebel
Adewale Maja-Pearce  

Africa’s democratic cloak

Multi-party democracy has scored few successes since it swept through sub-Saharan Africa five years ago. Imposed by western aid donors, it has failed to alleviate corruption, tribalism and civil war. Can Africa grow its own democratic culture? Nelson Mandela's denunciation…
Mark Huband