Latest newsletter from Africa Confidentialen-gbhttp://www.africa-confidential.comAfrica Confidential's latest newsletter from Africa ConfidentialLatest newsletter from Africa Confidentialhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/images/logo_small.gifhttp://www.africa-confidential.comEgypt | High stakes in the Sinai fighthttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5747/High_stakes_in_the_Sinai_fightFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe Islamist revolt in the peninsula grew rapidly after Mubarak’s fall. Now, neither government forces nor their jihadist foes can control the areaEgypt5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5747/High_stakes_in_the_Sinai_fightwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comZambia | Sata sacks Kabimbahttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5756/Sata_sacks_KabimbaFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTBitter feuding in the Patriotic Front has led to dismissal of the President's preferred successor – from both party and government Zambia5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5756/Sata_sacks_Kabimbawww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comNigeria | Oil, the political lubricanthttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5748/Oil%2c_the_political_lubricantFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTA spate of oilfield sales ahead of next year’s elections is conveniently timed for some expensive campaigningNigeria5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5748/Oil%2c_the_political_lubricantwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comNamibia | Geingob goes for brokehttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5749/Geingob_goes_for_brokeFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe Premier rushes through laws to give SWAPO more seats in Parliament and allow more political appointments Namibia5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5749/Geingob_goes_for_brokewww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comCentral African Republic | Allies lose faithhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5750/Allies_lose_faithFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTFriends abroad worry increasingly about the probity and effectiveness of the interim government but wonder what to doCentral African Republic5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5750/Allies_lose_faithwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | Crunch time for the unionshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5744/Crunch_time_for_the_unionsFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe ANC struggles to hold the union federation together as an anti-Zuma faction threatens to form a leftist splinter South Africa5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5744/Crunch_time_for_the_unionswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | New ANC Youth League is Zuma's ownhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5751/New_ANC_Youth_League_is_Zuma%27s_ownFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe new leadership of the African National Congress Youth League, which is standing for election on 24-26 September in Gauteng, will have the blessing of President Jacob Zuma and won't be challenging the governing party's policies at any time soon, say yo...South Africa5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5751/New_ANC_Youth_League_is_Zuma%27s_ownwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comLibya | Parliaments at seahttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5752/Parliaments_at_seaFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTEgypt and its new ally the UAE join battle against jihadist fighters while two parliaments compete for power on the groundLibya5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5752/Parliaments_at_seawww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comUganda | Refinery deal struckhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5753/Refinery_deal_struckFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe agreement with the main oil companies gives investors 60% and paves the way for the export of crude oilUganda5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5753/Refinery_deal_struckwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comZimbabwe | Women and children firsthttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5743/Women_and_children_firstFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTAs the party admits Grace Mugabe to its pantheon, the ZANU-PF Women’s and Youth Leagues have muddied the succession Zimbabwe5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5743/Women_and_children_firstwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comCameroon | Biya's answer to Boko Haramhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5742/Biya%27s_answer_to_Boko_HaramFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe military's reorganisation to cope with the jihadist threat leaves unanswered the charge that the country is a soft touch for kidnappers Cameroon5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5742/Biya%27s_answer_to_Boko_Haramwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSenegal | Taking a chance on Casamancehttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5741/Taking_a_chance_on_CasamanceFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTArmed with a development plan and secretive mediators, the President thinks he can pacify the troubled regionSenegal5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5741/Taking_a_chance_on_Casamancewww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comMalawi | Brother with a differencehttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5740/Brother_with_a_differenceFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTNearly three months into his term of office, the new President promises a radical departure from the practice of his predecessors Malawi5517http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5740/Brother_with_a_differencewww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.com