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 | After the bombing, Jonathan declareshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5842/After_the_bombing%2c_Jonathan_declaresFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTDespite security and economic crises, Jonathan wins his party’s support for a second term while the opposition faces a leadership contestNigeria5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5842/After_the_bombing%2c_Jonathan_declareswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comNigeria | Policies, what policies?http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5856/Policies%2c_what_policiesFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe received wisdom on Nigeria's elections is that they are all about money and mobilisation. Despite sheaves of glossy manifestos rolling off the presses, acres of newsprint devoted to key issues and energetic televised debates, the election campaign ris...Nigeria5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5856/Policies%2c_what_policieswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comNamibia | Geingob for a shoo-inhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5843/Geingob_for_a_shoo-inFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTEverything is going SWAPO’s way for a decisive victory in the elections on 28 NovemberNamibia5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5843/Geingob_for_a_shoo-inwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comMozambique | Kingpin kidnap chaoshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5850/Kingpin_kidnap_chaosFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe abduction of an alleged drugs baron in Maputo embarrasses the new President and highlights the strength of organised crime in the countryMozambique5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5850/Kingpin_kidnap_chaoswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comCentral African Republic | Diamonds fund rebelshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5846/Diamonds_fund_rebelsFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTA UN report that illicit diamonds are financing rebels has dashed the government’s hopes that the ban on exports will be lifted Central African Republic5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5846/Diamonds_fund_rebelswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comEuropean Union | Africa | Rules of commercial engagementhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5848/Rules_of_commercial_engagementFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTAfter twelve years of wrangling, the EU finally concludes bilateral trade treaties with 44 Sub-Saharan countriesEuropean Union, Africa5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5848/Rules_of_commercial_engagementwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comEuropean Union | Africa | Peasants against the pactshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5854/Peasants_against_the_pactsFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTWest African small farmers' organisations oppose the European Union's Economic Partnership Agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas). The Ouagadougou-based Réseau des organisations paysannes et des producteurs agricoles ...European Union, Africa5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5854/Peasants_against_the_pactswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | Gloom settles on economyhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5844/Gloom_settles_on_economyFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe aims of public spending cuts and structural change to improve growth sit ill with the pressure in the cabinet for radical policiesSouth Africa5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5844/Gloom_settles_on_economywww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comUganda | China | Loans for oilhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5847/Loans_for_oilFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTMultibillion dollar Chinese loans less than two years before the elections raise commercial and political questionsUgandaChina5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5847/Loans_for_oilwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | Hard times for the revenue servicehttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5855/Hard_times_for_the_revenue_serviceFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTOnce a model of fiscal probity, SARS is proving as troubled as many other state institutions by factionalism, intrigue and political interferenceSouth Africa5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5855/Hard_times_for_the_revenue_servicewww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comGhana | Oil price down, debts uphttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5857/Oil_price_down%2c_debts_upFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTMovement on a deal between the government and the IMF is slowing as concern grows over ballooning debtsGhana5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5857/Oil_price_down%2c_debts_upwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comZambia | Foreign boost for oppositionhttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5841/Foreign_boost_for_oppositionFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTDignitaries and South African businessmen are trying to unite the opposition against the Patriotic Front Zambia5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5841/Foreign_boost_for_oppositionwww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comSudan | Security leaks and party splitshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5839/Security_leaks_and_party_splitsFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTAs more security documents are smuggled out, oppositionists see sharpening rivalries within the ruling party Sudan5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5839/Security_leaks_and_party_splitswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.comZimbabwe | MDC can't exploit ZANU-PF splitshttp://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5838/MDC_can%27t_exploit_ZANU-PF_splitsFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTAlthough ZANU-PF’s internal strife is playing out under the spotlight, the main opposition cannot seem to profitZimbabwe5523http://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/5838/MDC_can%27t_exploit_ZANU-PF_splitswww.africa-confidential.comwww.africa-confidential.com