Latest newsletter from Africa Confidentialen-gb Confidential's latest newsletter from Africa ConfidentialLatest newsletter from Africa Confidential | A rally, not a revolt, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe opposition is back in business but it is caught between the national security crisis and the government’s heavy-handed response Kenya5514 | More states less unity, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTRegions are being created as part of a federal state but their prospects are poor because they don’t enjoy legitimacySomalia5514 | Toxic loan fears grow, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe reported bail-out of a major bank risks destabilising the financial sector and affecting the country’s sovereign ratingAngola5514 | Russia | Arms-for-platinum deal, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe governing ZANU-PF has found a way to trade platinum rights for Russian weapons to replace those it lost in CongoZimbabweRussia5514 | France | Africa policy moves up the agenda, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTTo the surprise of many, Franco-African relations have emerged as a priority of French President François Hollande’s approach to international affairs. This stems from wider reasons than the security threat posed by Islamist terrorism in the Sahara and Sahel as Paris strengthens relations and investment with key allies and expands economic opportunitiesAfrica, France5514 | France | Who’s Who in French Africa policy, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTResponsibility for foreign policy is primarily shared between the President François Hollande and the Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The President’s Africa Advisor is Hélène le Gal, a career diplomat who served in Burkina Faso...Africa, France5514 | France | Intervention by consent, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTFrance sees itself as a participant in the struggle against jihadism across the Sahel and Sahara but insists it will not take sides in internal conflicts between governments and local rebel groups, such as in the clash between Tuareg nationalists and the ...Africa, France5514 African Republic | Regional leaders take charge, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTBackstage at the AU summit and increasingly worried about the state of affairs in CAR, regional leaders took some key decisionsCentral African Republic5514 Africa | Banking on big infrastructure, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe spending plans of East African countries show a common enthusiasm for big projects but they are borrowing to pay for themEast Africa5514 | Congo-Kinshasa | Puzzle of FDLR intentions, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe notorious militia is disarming but some say that’s a blind. A complex mix of motives, alliances and regional interests is at workRwanda, Congo-Kinshasa5514 | Africa | Shame about the politics, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe players are good but big problems lie at the organisational levelFootball, Africa5514 | More Gulf cash needed, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe subsidy cuts have much to do with keeping the El Sisi regime’s benefactors on-side but Egypt's energy prices are still among the lowest in the world Egypt5514 Sudan | Famine ‘almost a certainty’, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe conflict has caused a food emergency and sanctions against the rival leaders for blocking progress are now on the table South Sudan5514 | Baba Jukwa arrest rocks regime, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTPolice have arrested a top editor suspected of being the mystery blogger who so seriously embarrassed ZANU-PF during the elections – but he denies all chargesZimbabwe5514