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Intel tale

What ever did military intelligence officials talk about at a four-day international conference in London last week? They certainly discussed West Africa (including Sierra Leone), ...


The Freetown fall-out

Politicians, civil servants and security men slug it out in a Whitehall row as the desperate plight of Sierra Leone comes a poor second

Bafflement and disgust are the main reactions in Freetown to the row that has blown up in Britain about President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah's hiring of London-based security outfit Sandli...


Lines in the sand

The Sierra Leone imbroglio casts more light on the web of security companies and mining houses associated with Sandline International and Executive Outcomes. It has focused attenti...


Diana

The international media did not reflect how much Africa mourned Princess Diana. This was left to the hundreds of newspapers and broadcasting stations on the continent for which the...


Aid argument

The shooting by police of a teachers' leader has led to the suspension of Britain's aid programme. Ethiopia requested the move after Whitehall insisted on a public enquiry into the...


New arrivals – north and south

Tony Blair's modernised Labour Party has come to power at a time of rapid change and growing hopes for Africa

The departure from power of the British Conservative Party (after 18 years) on 2 May and that of Mobutu Sese Seko (after 32 years) on 17 May, in different ways, mean significant ch...


Labour intensive

The election of the Labour government on 1 May, after 18 years in opposition, comes at a time of growing Anglophone influence in Africa (AC Vol 38 No 10, New fingers on Zaïre'...


Radio controlled

A campaign against plans to bring the BBC's much praised World Service under the centralised control of its domestic programme managers has won support from hundreds of British pol...


Naked guns

Pretoria's relations with Washington and London are being tested again, this time over the bizarre case of a British arms dealer held in South Africa. Paul Grecian was arrested at ...


Low flying

At least two aircraft which until recently were in service with the Royal Air Force's Queen's Flight are now in operation in support of security and mercenary operations in Angola ...


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