Africa Monitor As Gbabgo seizes Central Bank assets in Ivory Coast, a look at the arcane institution
West Africa's Central Bank – perhaps its most important institution – may also be its least transparent. But in the midst of Ivory Coast's conflict, a tradition of secrecy may be an early casualty.
01/26/2011 04:03 pm
Despite threats from regional bloc ECOWAS that it would soon use force in Ivory Coast, leaders of the African Union said they will give mediation efforts more time.
01/05/2011 10:07 am
Nigerian leadership has a record of failure and the roots can be traced to Nigerian society, where echoes of slavery linger, guest blogger Jeremy Weate argues.
10/05/2010 12:54 pm
Bastille Day in France becomes a less lavish affair this year, as the country tries to keep a lid on spending.
07/14/2010 05:13 pm
The inner-city boat buses of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, have caught the eyes of other African cities struggling with their traffic problems.
06/15/2010 06:53 pm
On the eve of the World Cup, a concert featuring the Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, and South African entertainers took place in Soweto.
06/10/2010 04:37 pm
Pirates are making headway off the West African coast – the Gulf of Guinea is second only to Somalia in terms of pirate attacks.
01/15/2010 05:31 pm
Simon Mann, a British mercenary sentenced for a coup plot against Equatorial Guinea, was pardoned on Tuesday. How does he compare with Africa's other 'Dogs of War?'
11/03/2009 12:00 am
Africa's improvements have created thriving markets. US firms should enter this last great investment frontier.
09/29/2009 01:00 am
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