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More on Air Blair

Tony Blair's secretive lightning tour of Africa in September and October included meetings with five presidents in four days, Africa Confidential has now been able to confirm, most...


Beijing uses its economic leverage

As geopolitical divides get sharper, China is accused of using debts owed by African states to compel support for its diplomatic and security goals

African diplomats are becoming exasperated by China's demands for diplomatic support on every issue from Covid-19's origins to the human rights of the Uighurs in Xinjiang province,...


How shadow states threaten democracies

Two new reports investigate how political leaders are subverting constitutional rule and handing power to business cronies

Call them illiberal democracies, elective dictatorships or 'no-party' politics, the global tide of authoritarianism with constitutional characteristics has been welcomed, sometimes...

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International investigation into secret offshore accounts names Presidents of Kenya, Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon

Tax losses and illicit financial flows are growing a decade after a high-level African Union report calculated they were costing the continent over $60 billion a year

The leak of documents known as the Pandora Papers and published on 3 October showed that 35 current and former heads of state, three in Africa, along with over 330 public officials...

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On the runway again with sights on a continental carrier

Two of Africa's biggest airlines are relaunching this month with longer-term plans to merge their operations 

Once African airline giants, massive financial losses and failed government rescue attempts have left Kenya Airways and South African Airways on life support. But both have set out...

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Rich countries offer funds for future vaccine production but do little this year to get the serum to developing economies

Credible plans are in train to establish production centres in Africa but the global inequities in distributions are stark and deadly

On 6 September, Britain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the BBC that the Group of 7 economies would have a billion surplus doses of vaccine by the end of this year. On pr...

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Europe's economies race to look good

Although they refuse to finance the IMF's global vaccine plan, the world's richest economies compete on pledges to share out the shots

After it became clear that rich countries would get Covid-19 vaccines far faster than the global south having tied up all the procurement contracts last year, they started to out-p...

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