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Confidentially Speaking · 3d ago

KENYA: Questions remain over election but opposition challenge to Kenyatta win loses steam

We start this week with the smouldering aftermath of Kenya's elections last week, and then to moves by President Jacob Zuma and his allies in South Africa to hit back at dissidents in the go...
Confidentially Speaking · 1W ago

KENYA: Family rivalries and a high-stakes election will test institutions and technology

We start this week with a couple of high-stakes votes – one in Kenya and one in South Africa. Then we have some insight on an impromptu secret meeting in Zimbabwe, some reservations about th...
Confidentially Speaking · 2W ago

An August full of elections

As Americans and Europeans prepare for their holidays, tens of millions of Africans prepare for elections this month while hundreds of millions more watch closely. Without prejudging the out...
Confidentially Speaking · 2W ago

KENYA: Security threats growing ahead of next week's election

We start in election land – namely Kenya and Rwanda, which are holding elections in the coming week, and Senegal, which held parliamentary elections on 30 July. Then to Ghana where the newis...
Confidentially Speaking · 3W ago

NIGERIA: Buhari is 'set to return home' after appearing in new pictures with State governors

This week we start in Abuja House – the one in London where President Muhammadu Buhari has been staying for the past two months. Then to Kinshasa where Congo's opposition is planning to step...
Confidentially Speaking · 4W ago

Holding companies to account

The list of international companies getting snarled in battles about fraud and politics in Africa has lengthened this year to include hitherto more pristine names, such as McKinsey, KPMG and...
Confidentially Speaking · 1M ago

NIGERIA/UNITED STATES: US prosecutors accuse ex-oil minister of taking bribes for fraudulent contracts

Our tour this week starts in Houston, where an assets seizure case could invigorate Nigeria's anti-corruption investigations. Still on anti-corruption, the International Monetary Fund has ar...
Confidentially Speaking · 1M ago

KENYA: Row between President Kenyatta and judges heats up after election ballot ruling

We start with another election ruling by Kenya's High Court which is pitting the Chief Justice David Maraga against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Then we look at the row in Zimbabwe over a US$12...
Confidentially Speaking · 1M ago

Unanswered questions at the African Union

It was 'noises off' that dominated the first summit of the African Union under its new Commission Chairman, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on 3-4 July. As Chad's veteran Foreign Minister, it was hoped...
Confidentially Speaking · 1M ago

AFRICAN UNION: Money and peacekeepers top summit agenda

We start this week in Addis Ababa for an important but poorly attended summit of the African Union, then take stock of a regional security summit held over the weekend in Bamako. Looking at ...