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Finding Africa on K Street

AC surveys some of the African governments spending big on political lobbyists to polish their images in Washington DC

The cost of political lobbying by American consultants on behalf of African governments and politicians is a tiny proportion of the billions of dollars spent by corporations, gover...


Calling Trumpsville

Washington's radical changes in policy and alignments are starting to hit African governments and economies

Until the outgoing Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, told the organisation's summit in Addis Ababa on 30 January that the United States' travel b...

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A last blast for sanctions

During President Obama's final months in office, he should target sanctions more effectively at the Khartoum regime, argues a Washington lobby group

A new report from the United States-based, Africa-focussed Enough Project proposes that President Barack Obama's government should use a similar range of finely tuned financial and...


Pentagon expands in Africa

The US Africa Command is improving its logistics south of the Sahara because it believes insurgent threats are growing

Africa is home to 'growing threats and opportunities', says the United States Africa Command (Africom) Commander, General David M. Rodriguez. The USA is accordingly improving its a...


Bouquets and brickbats

Some well-aimed political points made President Obama’s tour a personal success but deep concern about US policy remains

As soon as Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairwoman of the African Union Commission, had told President Barack Obama: ‘Although we welcome you as President of the US, we also claim you a...


Ethics question for Obama

Some 17 years after the bombing of US Embassies in East Africa, relatives of those killed and local staff injured still await compensation

On his first trip to Kenya as United States President in July, Barack Obama will walk into a bitter controversy over successive United States governments' failure to compensate vic...


Grandstanding Guelleh

On 6 May US Secretary of State John Kerry was the latest in a long line of foreigners worried about the region to drop in on President Omar Guelleh in Djibouti

Squeezed between isolationist Eritrea and the ferment of Somalia, Djibouti is a prime target for destabilisation. Across the Red Sea, Djibouti's traditional ally, Saudi Arabia, is ...


Narcotics links tarnish Frelimo

A US-sanctioned narcotics kingpin's finance for the governing party complicates commercial and diplomatic relations

The appearance of Mohamed Bashir Suleiman – designated a 'drugs kingpin' by the United States – at the banquet of a local business association on 18 September has infur...


Dollars, security and a few surprises

President Obama and the promise of trade and investment drew the leaders to Washington’s summit but the results will emerge only slowly

For many, the most emblematic moment of Washington's maiden Africa summit on 4-6 August came at the end of an intense day of economic and commercial debate on 5 August, when Presid...

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