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Doing the business

The third US-Africa Business Summit, in Philadelphia on 30 October – 2 November was larger and more successful than the previous ones in Washington (1999) and Houston (2000) – desp...


Washington's new pragmatism

Forget the broad principles, Bush's people prefer trade, practical details and anti-terrorism

Africa will see little of the billions of dollars being pumped into the United States' military, diplomatic and intelligence services since the 11 September attacks. However, alrea...


Who's selling who?

The Islamist International needs its friends in Khartoum but the price is rising

Sudan's government is walking a tightrope. Since the United States' and British bombing of Afghanistan began on 7 October, the threat to the National Islamic Front (aka National Co...


Everyone's catastrophe

The slaughter in the USA creates more economic and political problems for Africans

Every African government sent condolences to Washington after the attacks of 11 September and popular sympathy everywhere was with the victims. However, opinion is divided on Washi...


Where Usama fits in

Sudan and Saudi Arabia hold the key to the movement blamed for the raid on America

The Islamist international movement, which has suddenly drawn half the world into a major confrontation, has roots in Africa. It was founded in its modern, radical, manifestation a...


Follow me, follow

The United States fears East Africa may follow West Africa into chronic instability. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, visiting Kenya last week, had two symptoms of regional sick...


In the lobbies

Advice and influence oil the path for African governments with US problems

Business is looking up for the Washington lobby firms that want to work for African governments. New contracts worth several million dollars, plus many more in negotiation, followe...


Queuing for influence

Who's lobbying for whom - and what's it worth - in Angola, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Swaziland a...


Caution, lobbies at work

Oil, religion and human rights - a powerful mixture for Bush's new government to digest

The debate on Washington's Sudan policy touches two of the Republican government's core constituencies, big oil and the religious right. Their countervailing pressures may delay a ...


Africa - where's that?

Expect a more commercial and less sentimental foreign policy under George W. Bush

The bizarre twists in the saga of the United States' presidential election have kept millions of Africans entertained, especially those at the receiving end of Western lectures abo...


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