A house divided

NIGERIA’S 37 governors cannot have expected cheers when they declared late in 2015 that they could no longer pay a minimum wage of just $3 per day to their employees. Politicians are seldom brave enough to cut civil servants’ pay but Nigeria’s governors are desperate. Low oil prices have slashed government revenues

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Will Kabila go?

Where every prospect displeases, and loads of men have style ON THE rooftop of La Crèche, a bar in Kinshasa, Mbalane Seli-Ja sings the rumba. Even in the muggy evening heat, he looks sharp in his shiny shoes and crisp white shirt. His bassist sports a trilby; his backup singer, a tight black dress.

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