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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...


Duty free

This day has been a long time coming, but it is here.' So declared US President Bill Clinton on 18 May, before signing the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). This is meant t...


Influence for sale

Washington lobbyists see their market undercut by a new twist in government policy

The select band of highly-paid lobbyists in Washington is feeling the heat from the United States government's most activist Africa policy for more than a decade. Under previous go...


The lobbyists' list

Competition is fierce in Washington for public relations dollars from Africa

From their own investigations and from records at the United States Justice Department in Washington, Africa Confidential's correspondents have compiled a list of current and recen...


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