Residents of Burkina Faso are set to head to the polls for the first democratic elections in years following the ousting of long-time leader Blaise Compaoré a year ago. The West African country has been shattered by years of turmoil.
Not for the first time, a terror attack in Ouagadougou has left many people dead. But terror is not only a problem in the capital of Burkina Faso. The threat is present throughout the country, says Thomas Mösch.
In Togo, protesters are calling for the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe. The opposition is confident that it will be successful in forcing a change in government. But will the president go voluntarily?
Thousands marched through the streets of Lome for the second day running calling for president President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe to step down. Togo's opposition has been calling for constitutional reforms.
Cape Verde is seen to have become cleaner, but Ghana more corrupt. Transparency International has just released its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index. How have African countries moved up and down the league table?
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