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Grand ambitions, little money

After the summits in Brussels and Washington, their big promises will be tested on debt, trade and investment this year

For many of the delegates who travelled to Washington DC for the United States-African leaders' summit on 13-15 December, the first such gathering in eight years, it was a microcos...


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President Biden hosts African leaders amid multiple crises

At least 45 African governments are to send high-level delegations to the summit as US competition with China and Russia heats up

Africa's relations with the United States may not have been as badly strained by the Ukraine war as its ties with the European Union but Washington wants to use its US-African Lead...

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Chang's extradition to the US looms

Former Finance Minister Manuel Chang would rather be tried in the US than his own country, sources have told Africa Confidential

The United States and Mozambican governments have been fighting for the right to extradite former finance minister Manuel Chang from South Africa to face money-laundering and fraud...


Settlement hits another bump

Swiss-based commodity trading giant Glencore is struggling to finalise its US$1.5 billion settlement with the US authorities. Now, a new player has entered into the drama. Glencore...


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Salva's improbable Washington lobbyist

A mysterious new advocate for the Juba regime has surfaced in Washington as pressure mounts over corruption and political violence

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has organised an unlikely lobbying agreement covering sanctions relief and presidential meetings, ahead of his visit to the United States in December ...

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Geopolitical divides take centre stage at the UN

New policy statements on Africa from Washington and Brussels are being measured against sluggish actions on debt and climate policy

Russia's war on Ukraine dominated the best attended UN General Assembly for years – much to the detriment of progress on preparations for the COP27 climate summit and a more ...


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Washington makes symbolic cuts to Cairo's military aid

Despite unease about his authoritarian rule, General El Sisi has got most of his requested military aid and diplomatic access

As the second biggest recipient of United States' military aid after Israel, Egypt remains a strategic priority for Washington despite growing calls from human rights campaigners f...

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