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Storm in an oil barrel

A commercial dispute between the government and a US oil company has become diplomatically damaging – so President Mills is looking for a way out

The grand launch of Ghana’s commercial oil production this year has begun inauspiciously with a bruising battle between the government and the state oil company on one hand and Ame...


Dangote is a Gooner

The eagerness of the United States-based private equity firm Blackstone to talk up the value of Nina Bracewell Smith’s 16% stake in Arsenal Football Club may have prompted Nigerian...


More boots on the ground

The United States Department of Defence is considering assigning a permanent army to its Africa military command, Africom. At present, Africom has to source all the troops it uses ...


US military calls up Europe

Washington wants the European Union to work with its African military missions, which may be more complicated than it seems

The United States Africa Command (Africom) wants help with its task of promoting stability and fighting terrorism on the continent and hopes to get it from the European Union. On 4...


Military money

In budget-cutting Washington DC, European cooperation is welcome even if European budgets are a fraction of United States’ funds. The US government has cut its Africom budget to US...


Beating up the bankers

A Congressional probe shows how banks in the USA welcomed stolen funds from Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Nigeria

Among the offending banks named in a new Congressional report on money laundering and corruption are HSBC Holdings, Europe’s largest bank, and Bank of America. They are accused of ...


If you sincerely want to be rich

In February, the United States Senate Subcommittee on Investigations produced evidence on the transfer of illicit and suspect funds from African regimes to the USA. Its report high...


The junta explains

The putschists use former Pentagon officials to polish their image

Blamed for the massacre of over 100 civilians last September, the junta in Conakry is trying to improve its image via a United States-based public relations company run by two form...


Quiet trips to DC

The National Congress Party (aka National Islamic Front) wants to stop the world challenging its planned April election victory. A quiet push last month on debt relief and the Unit...


More money for the military

The Pentagon is expanding the reach and role of its new Africa command after a shaky start

The United States’ military strategy in Africa, much criticised under President George W. Bush, looks much the same over a year after the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Th...


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