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Africa Confidential 2h
's President is rowing back on a scheme to introduce electronic voting machines in next year’s general election after the opposition alleged that the ruling party was planning to use the machines to rig the polls.
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Africa Confidential 3h
Washington’s new man in Africa is Tibor Nagy who is trying to relaunch his country’s diplomatic efforts in a much more crowded field.
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Africa Confidential 5h
's conviction of 10 of the 12 soldiers accused of the July 2016 Terrain Hotel attack in Juba has had a lukewarm response from human rights organisations.
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Africa Confidential 6h
is probing a bigger corruption scandal than the one that led to western donors suspending aid funding. A scandal in the education ministry involving potentially tens of millions of dollars is under investigation, we can reveal.
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Africa Confidential 8h
The current damage to the 's President 's personal standing matters because so much power is concentrated in his hands and has been for so long.
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Africa Confidential 9h
's President repeated his familiar tune that the young should be grateful for the economic gains of the NRM after over three decades, prompting further outrage in the aftermath of the saga.
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Africa Confidential 10h
's economic prospects look bleak after donors suspended aid money. The yields on $1bn Zambian-issued Eurobonds nearly hit 18% this week as government denials of any debt crisis or bad relations with donors took their toll of investor confidence.
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Africa Confidential 22h
's post office, which administers cash transfers to poor families, is believed to have diverted at least $4.7m, causing DfID to suspend its funding.
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Africa Confidential Sep 22
's President 's close advisors say that violence by security forces is the only option the President feels he has left to bring dissatisfied & unemployed youth angry at 32 years of his rule and routine corruption back under control.
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Africa Confidential Sep 22
is probing a bigger corruption scandal than the one that led to western donors suspending aid funding. A scandal in the education ministry involving potentially tens of millions of dollars is under investigation, we can reveal.
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Africa Confidential Sep 22
US Secretary of State shares 's approach to Africa: a military-first approach on Africa’s crisis zones with no sign of pushback against the swingeing cuts in budgets for diplomacy or aid in the region.
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Africa Confidential Sep 22
's President Julius Maada Bio is moving forward with plans to build a $1.3bn bridge over over Tagrin Bay to connect the capital, Freetown, to Lungi international airport, AC can reveal. The project is to be built by PowerChina International.
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Africa Confidential Sep 22
After 's President dismissed Khalifa Sall as Mayor of Dakar, Khalifa is still determined to stand against Macky in next February’s presidential contest.
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Africa Confidential Sep 22
's economic prospects look bleak after donors suspended aid money. The yields on $1bn Zambian-issued Eurobonds nearly hit 18% this week as government denials of any debt crisis or bad relations with donors took their toll of investor confidence.
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Africa Confidential Sep 21
's President is rowing back on a scheme to introduce electronic voting machines in next year’s general election after the opposition alleged that the ruling party was planning to use the machines to rig the polls.
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Africa Confidential Sep 21
's conviction of 10 of the 12 soldiers accused of the July 2016 Terrain Hotel attack in Juba has had a lukewarm response from human rights organisations.
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Africa Confidential Sep 21
is probing a bigger corruption scandal than the one that led to western donors suspending aid funding. A scandal in the education ministry involving potentially tens of millions of dollars is under investigation, we can reveal.
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Africa Confidential Sep 21
The current damage to the 's President 's personal standing matters because so much power is concentrated in his hands and has been for so long.
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Africa Confidential Sep 21
's President repeated his familiar tune that the young should be grateful for the economic gains of the NRM after over three decades, prompting further outrage in the aftermath of the saga.
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Africa Confidential Sep 21
's economic prospects look bleak after donors suspended aid money. The yields on $1bn Zambian-issued Eurobonds nearly hit 18% this week as government denials of any debt crisis or bad relations with donors took their toll of investor confidence.
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