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Confidentially Speaking · 2d ago

KENYA: Opposition applauds court ruling against right of national counting centre to change local results

This week there is some important court reporting. First from Nairobi where the Appeal Court has backed an important ruling on vote counting, to the delight of civil society and the oppositi...
Confidentially Speaking · 6d ago

Grave danger in Congo

The storm in Congo-Kinshasa has been gathering for a year and the next six months are likely to prove critical. Warning of grave danger, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, K...
Confidentially Speaking · 1W ago

NIGERIA: After the budget is signed, better news about the numbers

We start in Nigeriaon a rare high note – at least on the economic plane – and then go to Tanzania, where President John Magufuli's government is stepping up his campaign of resource national...
Confidentially Speaking · 2W ago

AFRICA/EUROPE: After political shocks, a new diplomatic order starts work

Political changes in Europe – and their effects on Africa – start the ball rolling this week. And then it's off to Lusaka where the Zambian government is about to ink a new deal with the IMF...
Confidentially Speaking · 2W ago

Grey skies for green energy

Extreme weather amid this week's storms in Western Cape in South Africa and the continuing drought in north-east Africa remind us of the realities of climate change. Cape Town hovers between...
Confidentially Speaking · 3W ago

After global protests over Washington's withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty, how will Africa react?

We start with the aftermath of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and its implications for Africa. Then we go to Morocco, where protests are spreading. In South Afri...
Confidentially Speaking · 4W ago

TANZANIA: The next test for Magufuli's resource nationalism

We start this week with another high-stakes battle between a multinational mining company and an African government, this time in Tanzania. The Ethiopian government is celebrating Tedros Adh...
Confidentially Speaking · 1M ago

America's new African insiders

The appointment of regional security specialist Peter Pham as the United States' Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs has been welcomed by African diplomats in Washington. 'We ha...
Confidentially Speaking · 1M ago

ZAMBIA: Mixed messages on copper confrontation with First Quantum

This week we start in Lusaka where the dispute between the government and First Quantum Minerals is still simmering. And then to Mali, where French President Emmanuel Macron has been outlini...
Confidentially Speaking · 1M ago

UN's new Africa economy chief to open international financial parley

This week we start in Addis Ababa for an international conference on development finance. And then to Côte d'Ivoire where the government is insisting the army mutiny is over. In South Africa...