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.comSouth Africa | The state of Jacob Zuma's presidencyhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11911/The_state_of_Jacob_Zuma%27s_presidencyFri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMTRelentless attacks on the President's character are weakening the economy and undermining his influence on the successionSouth Africa584http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11911/The_state_of_Jacob_Zuma%27s_presidencywww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comCongo-Kinshasa | Leader's demise imperils dealhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11912/Leader%27s_demise_imperils_dealFri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMTTshisekedi's death has given Kabila new opportunities to stall political agreement while violence worsens in the eastCongo-Kinshasa584http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11912/Leader%27s_demise_imperils_dealwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comTanzania | The untouchable fundshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11913/The_untouchable_fundsFri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMTFrauds uncovered in state pension and other public savings schemes are set to escape President Magufuli's anti-corruption blitzTanzania584http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11913/The_untouchable_fundswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comGabon | Professional foulshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11914/Professional_foulsFri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMTAli Ben Bongo tried to make a festival of the Cup of Nations. But many were still angry about last August's disputed electionGabon584http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11914/Professional_foulswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comZimbabwe | ZANU-PF digs for voteshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11915/ZANU-PF_digs_for_votesFri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMTFuel trader Trafigura is boosting the ruling party by lending at an inordinate rate to a flagship agricultural programmeZimbabwe584http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11915/ZANU-PF_digs_for_voteswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSomalia | MPs reject foreigners' choicehttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11916/MPs_reject_foreigners%27_choiceFri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMTAngered by corruption and continuing insecurity, MPs picked the maverick Farmajo. But the regime still depends on outside helpSomalia584http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11916/MPs_reject_foreigners%27_choicewww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comLiberia | Taylor tries to sway votehttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11917/Taylor_tries_to_sway_voteFri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMTCandidates rush to fill the vacuum soon to be left by Johnson-Sirleaf. Even Charles Taylor is making his views felt from prisonLiberia584http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11917/Taylor_tries_to_sway_votewww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comLiberia | United Kingdom | Taylor calls politicians from prisonhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11910/Taylor_calls_politicians_from_prisonFri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMTThe convicted mass murderer is making phone calls to supporters and enemies in Liberia from his maximum security prison in BritainLiberia, United Kingdom584http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/11910/Taylor_calls_politicians_from_prisonwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.com