Nigerian currency tumbles to fresh lows

Pressure increases to lift interest rates in Africa’s largest economy

Power Africa initiative makes slow progress

Obama’s programme was aimed at doubling access to electricity

Nigeria has ‘credible’ financial crisis plan

Adeosun says ‘repositioning’ oil-dependent economy will bear fruit

African investment: putting FDI into the SDGs

Private sector funding is needed to plug investment gap, along with a change of focus

Sub-Saharan Africans face fall in income

First decline since 1994 set to worsen poverty

Africa reaches for the stars

Ignore the cynics – space exploration is vital despite the continent’s down-to-earth problems

Kenyan police behind disappearances, HRW says

Rights group says tactics undermine campaign against extremists

Coups becoming rarer, but exact high price

Successful coups bad for growth in democracies; unsuccessful ones worst in autocracies

IMF forecasts Nigeria to contract 1.8%

Low oil prices plunge nation into deepening economic crisis

Nigeria oil production on the brink

Money alone cannot buy the peace. The region needs a master plan

Aids fight endangered by complacency

Total of 36m people living with HIV worldwide is highest ever

Militants strike at heart of Nigeria oil

Insurgency reflects anger at poverty in resource-rich Niger Delta

Economist Paul Romer to get World Bank job

Appointment would put a provocative voice in economics in charge at research department

The tortured infancy of South Sudan

United in the struggle for freedom, divided in independence

South Sudan calls for more UN troops

Vice-president asks for help to stop further bloodshed

Cleric charged over Zimbabwe strike

Evan Mawarire accused of attempting to overthrow Mugabe government

S Africa broadcaster accused of censorship

Move to limit coverage of violent protests raises democracy fears

South Sudan, the youngest failed nation

Robust engagement is necessary to halt the slide to war

New leader starts to shake things up

The economy is among the fastest growing in Africa, but big challenges lie ahead

Interview: Reginald Mengi

One of Tanzania’s richest businesspeople sees hope for end to graft