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Konaré's stopover

NATO had offered to provide 'substantial support' to the African Union in Darfur under new arrangements to strengthen its peacekeeping operation there, said a communiqué following ...


The big guns salute

Sharia enthusiast Governor Sani gets help from British arms firm

Why would leading arms exporter BAE Systems want to introduce Zamfara State Governor Ahmed Sani, who is under investigation by Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission fo...


Now you see him

Who brought Sudan's security boss, Salah Abdullah 'Gosh', to London last week? He is number two on the United Nations Panel of Experts' list of 'individuals identified' for sanctio...


Unkindest cuts

Whitehall promoted the big push for Africa but is now cutting back its diplomatic staff and budgets there

As British ministers congratulate themselves on hoisting Africa fleetingly to the top of the international agenda at the Group of Eight summit on 6-8 July, the British foreign serv...


Watergate, the sequel

A controversial US$143.5 million project to commercialise Tanzania's water and sewage system has ended in acrimony and political embarrassment for the World Bank and the British go...


Undiplomatic closure

Opposition is mounting to the British government's plans to close its embassy in Madagascar - just as the country is on the brink of securing major new mining and oil investments a...


The big push comes to shove

Whitehall's sweeping African aid and trade agenda isn't winning enough friends to change policies

Two months ahead of the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, Britain is making little headway in winning support for its agenda for Africa - the 'big push' laid out ...


Britain's man in Africa

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and International Development Secretary Hilary Benn stay in their posts after the Labour Party's victory in Britain's elections on 5 May but ...


Mea culpa

How will the Blair Commission change British policy?

At the launch of the Commission for Africa report on 11 March, a week after Africa Confidential published an exclusive report on its main findings, British Prime Minister Tony Blai...


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