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  • Vol 56 No 3
  •  6th February 2015

London's security aid

Designed to coordinate government efforts against Islamist militants, a new Central Strategic Planning Unit in Tunisia's Interior Ministry is receiving training funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Meetings last year between Deputy Inter...

  • Vol 56 No 2
  •  23rd January 2015

You say Morocco

The British personal injury and negligence law firm Leigh Day is preparing judicial review proceedings against Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over claims that Morocco is passing off tomatoes grown in Western Sahara as Moroccan. The firm says the...

  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

What the ballot papers say

The London trial of three senior staff and an agent of British printers Smith & Ouzman (S&O) is causing concern in Kenya. The defendants deny paying £400,000 (US$630,000) in bribes to win contracts in Kenya, Ghana, Mauritania and Somaliland....

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Bribery trial

Three staff and one agent of a British company which printed ballot papers for several African elections are on trial in London accused of corruptly obtaining contracts in Kenya, Ghana, Mauritania and Somaliland. The prosecution named several officials of...

  • Vol 55 No 22
  •  7th November 2014

Don't look now

The High Court in London ruled late last month that the hearing on the law firm Dechert's disputed bill to Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation should be held behind closed doors. ENRC instructed Dechert as its operations in Africa and Kazakhstan came u...

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

The ripples of OPL 245

Police and regulators are still investigating the consequences of Chief Dan Etete awarding himself an oil licence

  • Vol 54 No 20
  •  4th October 2013

Ibori's loot at stake

Southwark Crown Court witnessed a bizarre sight in late September when the former Governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori, argued that property he had already admitted owning was not really his. Ibori was sentenced to 13 years in gaol for money-laund...

  • Vol 54 No 10
  •  10th May 2013

Diplomatic diversions

After President Kenyatta’s brief encounter with British Premier Cameron, both are preparing for more trouble over the International Criminal Court cases

  • Vol 54 No 10
  •  10th May 2013

Essential contact, the Cameron way

President Uhuru Kenyatta met British Prime Minister David Cameron briefly the morning before the London Conference on Somalia opened on 7 May. To Kenyatta’s Press Office, the encounter consisted of ‘bilateral talks’ but until Africa Confidential telephone...

  • Vol 54 No 10
  •  10th May 2013

Hassan Sheikh at the wheel

This year’s conference was more about pledging funds for reconstruction than summoning the world to applaud a stunning success

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