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Activists versus authoritarians

After two months of courageous campaigning by determined young Africans, the region’s autocrats are preparing their counter-offensive

After two months of courageous campaigning by determined young Africans, the region’s autocrats are preparing their counter-offensive

Cooking up those raw materials

European companies want cheaper raw materials and propose ways of getting them from Africa

European policy-makers are anxious to safeguard the supply of raw materials to their industries and the European Union has just presented guidelines for a ‘raw materials diplomacy’...

Less bashing for bribers

UK businesses lobbying against the new Bribery Act seem to be having some success (see Confidential Agenda, week ending 28 January). The government has postponed implementation o...

Rumbas in the jungle

Brazil’s new President, Dilma Rousseff, does not have the enthusiasm for Africa of her predecessor, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, but the ties will remain

President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, who worked closely with successive South African Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma on diplomatic issues, also presided over a sharp boost i...

Brazil’s natural allies

Brazil’s political involvement in Portuguese-speaking Africa goes back to the independence struggles of the 1960s and 1970s. In July 1974, the military junta which then ruled Brazi...

Elections on trial

In a crowded year of elections, the standoff in Abidjan offers a serious challenge to democracy promoters

At the start of one of Africa’s busiest political seasons – more than 17 elections are due this year – the deepening crisis in Côte d’Ivoire sends a brutal reminder of the limits o...

Insider trading

Australian financial authorities are investigating the trading activities of resource company executives in two lucrative takeover deals

The latest attempt by a Chinese company to secure African mining assets from Australian companies has hit the skids over concerns about insider trading by Hanlong Mining. Sever...

Uganda to miss digital deadline

As Huawei Technologies hits trouble in Uganda, Chinese communications projects encounter legal problems from East Africa down to Southern Africa

Uganda may miss the East African Community’s deadline of December 2012 for all member states to switch from analogue to digital television. In early August, Uganda’s communicat...

Build a better arms regime

Countries are calling for a new arms treaty which incorporates human-rights provisions, but China is wary

Cracks are appearing in China’s solidarity with its African allies at the United Nations’ arms trade treaty (ATT) talks. At a UN Preparatory Committee in New York City on 11-15 ...

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