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.comNigeria | How terror twists the votehttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5762/How_terror_twists_the_voteFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTAccusations that a former state governor and army chief have been sponsoring the Islamist insurgents have fired up the election campaignNigeria5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5762/How_terror_twists_the_votewww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comCameroon | Bickering over Boko Haramhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5763/Bickering_over_Boko_HaramFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe political class falls out over the Islamists while the military claims a 'stinging setback' against themCameroon5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5763/Bickering_over_Boko_Haramwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comGhana | Popping the gas balloonhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5764/Popping_the_gas_balloonFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTOpacity and mismanagement in the oil and gas sector have turned financial problems into a much deeper economic crisisGhana5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5764/Popping_the_gas_balloonwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSouth Sudan | A deadline for the deadlinehttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5777/A_deadline_for_the_deadlineFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTRegional officials are finally running out of patience with obfuscation from both warring parties and could impose sanctions next monthSouth Sudan5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5777/A_deadline_for_the_deadlinewww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comLesotho | Trouble in the neighbourhoodhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5765/Trouble_in_the_neighbourhoodFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTSouth African forces are back in Maseru after what may have been an attempted coup but have no mandate for military actionLesotho5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5765/Trouble_in_the_neighbourhoodwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comGabon | Electioneering beginshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5766/Electioneering_beginsFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTTension between the government and opposition is already mounting before the presidential election in 2016Gabon5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5766/Electioneering_beginswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSudan | More calls for Nuba talkshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5767/More_calls_for_Nuba_talksFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTAfter pushing back Khartoum’s offensive this year, fighters in the Nuba Mountains are talking about self-determinationSudan5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5767/More_calls_for_Nuba_talkswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSudan | Opposition beams, Khartoum glowershttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5768/Opposition_beams%2c_Khartoum_glowersFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe photographs show a beaming Malik Agar Eyre, head of the Sudan Revolutionary Front, and a grim-faced Ghazi Salah el Din el Atabani, veteran Islamist former minister, sitting with their colleagues and, in the middle, South Africa's ubiquitous ex-Preside...Sudan5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5768/Opposition_beams%2c_Khartoum_glowerswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | Dividing the spoilshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5769/Dividing_the_spoilsFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe 'Mining Queen' and Julius Malema are using transfer-pricing in the mining industry to force profit-sharing and further BEESouth Africa5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5769/Dividing_the_spoilswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comLiberia | Oil blocks and shockshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5770/Oil_blocks_and_shocksFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTQuestions are arising about irregularities in contracts and the state’s fitness to manage the hydrocarbons sectorLiberia5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5770/Oil_blocks_and_shockswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comUganda | President versus PMhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5771/President_versus_PMFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTFeverish plotting is already in progress over the 2016 election now that Museveni’s decision to stand is finalUganda5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5771/President_versus_PMwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comEquatorial Guinea | Disagreements over dialoguehttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5772/Disagreements_over_dialogueFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTPresident Obiang says he wants to open up politics to the opposition but most parties are setting conditions for taking partEquatorial Guinea5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5772/Disagreements_over_dialoguewww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comZimbabwe | Rescue for bigwig debtshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5761/Rescue_for_bigwig_debtsFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe central bank has set up a company to buy up bad loans. Many of the worst of them were to to ZANU-PF officials and friendsZimbabwe5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5761/Rescue_for_bigwig_debtswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comZimbabwe | Mice at playhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5760/Mice_at_playFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTZANU-PF factions bickered when Mugabe was away in China and suffered the full force of his frustration when he returned empty-handedZimbabwe5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5760/Mice_at_playwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSomalia | Reports of his death… the UPDATEhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5759/Reports_of_his_death%e2%80%a6__the_UPDATEFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTGodane has fallen to a US air strike, contrary to our earlier information. Choosing a new chief may be problematic but no strategic change is likelySomalia5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5759/Reports_of_his_death%e2%80%a6__the_UPDATEwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comMalawi | ‘Cashgate’ crisis continueshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5758/%e2%80%98Cashgate%e2%80%99_crisis_continuesFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTSteps are being taken to protect the ‘big fish’. But donors know who they are and may not restore budget support unless the law is appliedMalawi5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5758/%e2%80%98Cashgate%e2%80%99_crisis_continueswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comCameroon | Ransom claims dog Biyahttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5757/Ransom_claims_dog_BiyaFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTMore reports say Yaoundé is negotiating with Boko Haram, as a prominent MP reports on the condition of the hostagesCameroon5518http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5757/Ransom_claims_dog_Biyawww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.com