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In-depth analysis of political, economic & security developments across the African continent since 1960
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The return of rebel leader Riek Machar to attend the 31 October peace celebrations in Juba was hailed as a milestone in the finalisation of the latest peace deal but much ground remains to be covered.
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Africa Confidential 6h
A split at the top of 's ruling party between President and his two vice-presidents – Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi – is manifesting itself in a vicious fight for control of the country’s oil sector.
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Africa Confidential 8h
, which nationals of many African states can visit without visas, has become a major gateway for illegal migration into Europe, with 47,000 entering in 2018, four times the number for the whole of last year.
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Africa Confidential 18h
In 's bleak midterm budget just after his appointment, finance minister announced partial bailouts of state enterprises with warnings about productivity and the need to restore commercial viability.
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Africa Confidential 19h
is pressuring 's President Julius Maada Bio to move forward with a project to build a bridge linking Lungi International Airport to the capital, Freetown.
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Africa Confidential 24h
's ex-President Ian Khama looks set to remove his hand-picked successor, , from office. Khama says he prematurely handed over power and he remains leader of the ruling Bostwana Democratic Party until an elective congress in July.
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Africa Confidential Nov 19
The return of rebel leader Riek Machar to attend the 31 October peace celebrations in Juba was hailed as a milestone in the finalisation of the latest peace deal but much ground remains to be covered.
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Africa Confidential Nov 19
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Africa Confidential Nov 19
's President is believed to fear that vice-president Constantino Chiwenga intends to oust him from power.
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Africa Confidential Nov 19
's Constitutional Court has overturned a High Court ruling that nullified the election of Patriotic Front Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe to her Central Lusaka seat at the 2016 general election.
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Africa Confidential Nov 19
's President is trying to loosen the grip of military-linked businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei over the country's fuel supply and distribution business, which is backed by global commodities firm .
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Africa Confidential Nov 19
The President of the European Commission, , officially abandoned the idea that the European Union was trying to set up migrant camps in North Africa during a visit to Tunisia on 26 October.
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Africa Confidential Nov 18
’s new Minister of Finance, the primarily apolitical , faces an enormous and contradictory challenge. He must win foreign confidence to attract investment and halt the death spiral of an economy burdened by enormous overseas debt.
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Africa Confidential Nov 18
The return of rebel leader Riek Machar to attend the 31 October peace celebrations in Juba was hailed as a milestone in the finalisation of the latest peace deal but much ground remains to be covered.
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Africa Confidential Nov 18
A split at the top of 's ruling party between President and his two vice-presidents – Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi – is manifesting itself in a vicious fight for control of the country’s oil sector.
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Africa Confidential Nov 18
, which nationals of many African states can visit without visas, has become a major gateway for illegal migration into Europe, with 47,000 entering in 2018, four times the number for the whole of last year.
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Africa Confidential Nov 18
A big obstacle for 's President is the lack of a new national director of public prosecutions and the difficulty of getting agreement over the post.
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Africa Confidential Nov 17
In 's bleak midterm budget just after his appointment, finance minister announced partial bailouts of state enterprises with warnings about productivity and the need to restore commercial viability.
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Africa Confidential Nov 17
is pressuring 's President Julius Maada Bio to move forward with a project to build a bridge linking Lungi International Airport to the capital, Freetown.
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Africa Confidential Nov 17
's ex-President Ian Khama looks set to remove his hand-picked successor, , from office. Khama says he prematurely handed over power and he remains leader of the ruling Bostwana Democratic Party until an elective congress in July.
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