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Turning down the volume

Washington’s new man in Africa is trying to relaunch his country’s diplomatic efforts in a much more crowded field

When Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta asked for advice about how to handle United States President Donald Trump during his state visit to Washington DC on 27 August, a lobbyist tol...


Little growth, less opportunity

The Trump administration’s attitude to anything it sees as standing in the way of US interests leaves sub-Saharan nations in limbo

African countries have been low priority targets for Donald Trump, in his role of great reformer of international trade. But in seeking to remove tariffs, the US has put in a few o...


AGOA hits Mitumba

Rwanda has found itself an unlikely victim of President Donald Trump's international trade war. In a 29 March letter to Congress, the US President announced plans to partly suspend...


Skeletons in the cupboard

A grand jury indictment of Och-Ziff lifts the lid on suspect deals between international financiers and investors in Africa

The latest probe into the United States hedge fund Och-Ziff's dealings in Africa has uncovered secret deals involving a company set up by the 'great and the good' of mining investm...


The EAC's used clothes

A ban on used jeans makes for an unlikely trade war. However, there are growing concerns that Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda will be among the first to feel the wrath of President Don...


Diezani in their sights

The net tightens around former Oil Minister Allison-Madueke as US prosecutors target her business partners' assets

The filing of a US$144 million assets recovery case in Houston on 14 July points to substantive progress in international investigations into tens of billions of dollars of oil con...


Sanctions test for Trump

The US delays its sanctions decision, handing Khartoum a political defeat and rights activists a moral victory. But for how long?

Washington's deferral for three months of a decision on the 'permanent' lifting of trade sanctions on Sudan was as much about domestic politics and disarray in the White House as a...


No last trump for AGOA

While the new US leader remains uninterested in Africa, we take a look at prospects for the American version of 'trade not aid'

Few expect Africa to be a priority for President Donald Trump in view of his determination to put 'America First'. Though he has not yet unpicked any of Barack Obama's Africa-relat...


Thiam verdict makes waves

After a six-day trial, former Mining Minister Mahmoud Thiam was convicted in a New York court on 3 May of laundering US$8.5 million in bribes relating to mining licence corruption ...


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