Anthills of the Savannah

What is the main conflict in Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe?

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Chris Oriko is the Commissioner of Information as a cabinet member in Africa, which is a role appointed to him by the President of the country, who is also a childhood friend of Chris’s. Chris finds himself struggling with Ikem, who is also a childhood friend, and the person Chris has appointed as the editor of the area’s newspaper, the Gazette. In addition to Chris’s struggle with Ikem on a professional level, there also seems to be a personal conflict pertaining to Ikem’s friendship with Chris’s girlfriend, Beatrice.