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West Africa: Buhari-Led Gambia Talks Deadlocked


Photo: The Independent Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow (C) gesturing to the crowd in Kololi. By Demola Ojo with agency reports An ECOWAS delegation to Gambia led by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday left the country with peace talks inconclusive. It was a last-ditch attempt to persuade Gambia’s longtime leader, …

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Brexit should be good for Africa, and Africa could be good for Brexit, too


CREDIT: OLEKSANDR RUPETA/GETTY IMAGES Just a few months after being elected Conservative Party leader, David Cameron flew to Rwanda. It was a high-profile trip so he could see first-hand the development of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies and launch his party’s review on globalisation and global poverty. On his first …

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LagosPhoto: the Nigerian festival challenging the world’s Afro-pessimism


Event provides a platform for young photographers working to change the view of Africa as a continent of the desperate KK 13 Photograph: Alakija Studios/LagosPhoto Charlotte Jansen Thursday 3 November 2016 08.00 GMTLast modified on Thursday 3 November 201608.02 GMT Since the first colonisers landed on the continent, photography has been complicit …

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