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Trading places and faces

A web of commodity, oil and property companies face growing scrutiny as Nigerian and British investigators collaborate

As Britain's long-running investigations into Nigerian former Oil Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke move towards a finale in October, they have now snagged a clutch of ambitious Nig...


UK vote stalls trade talks

The British government's failure to get a mandate for a 'hard Brexit' leaves its plans for increased African trade on the back burner

The United Kingdom's shock election result on 8 June, which deprived Prime Minister Theresa May of her governing majority, is likely to alter radically her Conservative government'...


Desperation and inspiration

With the United Kingdom's divorce from the European Union now under way, government and business have launched a charm offensive in a bid to strengthen trade partnerships with othe...


The great oil chase

A joint British-Nigerian probe into how tens of billions of dollars of oil money went missing promises to be the most thorough yet

Oil industry experts calculate that Nigeria may have lost US$100 billion from 2010 to 2015 from outright theft and excessively disadvantageous production and trading deals. Audits ...


Taylor calls politicians from prison

The convicted mass murderer is making phone calls to supporters and enemies in Liberia from his maximum security prison in Britain

Africa Confidential has obtained a recording of a phone call of Charles Taylor giving political advice to his supporters in Liberia. The call appeared to use a landline inside Fran...


Lobbying on

Just as Mozambique’s Resistência Nacional Moçambicana threatens to return to violence, the man who championed it at the height of its atrocities has surfaced in papers found in the...


Terror imperative

Britain will soon have defence attachés (DAs) in Algeria and Sudan but will lose its DA in Angola and probably other African countries to pay for them. A sergeant is prepari...


Gullible's travels

'African Voices' is the trendy title of the Commission for Africa (CFA) meeting in Addis Ababa on 7-8 October. Chaired by UK Premier Tony Blair, who launched the CFA in February, t...


Diamond defamation

Oryx Natural Resources has finally lost the legal battle to clear its name and dropped its libel action against the London daily The Independent, which accused the company of money...


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