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Diezani in their sights

The net tightens around former Oil Minister Allison-Madueke as US prosecutors target her business partners' assets

The filing of a US$144 million assets recovery case in Houston on 14 July points to substantive progress in international investigations into tens of billions of dollars of oil con...


Sanctions test for Trump

The US delays its sanctions decision, handing Khartoum a political defeat and rights activists a moral victory. But for how long?

Washington's deferral for three months of a decision on the 'permanent' lifting of trade sanctions on Sudan was as much about domestic politics and disarray in the White House as a...


No last trump for AGOA

While the new US leader remains uninterested in Africa, we take a look at prospects for the American version of 'trade not aid'

Few expect Africa to be a priority for President Donald Trump in view of his determination to put 'America First'. Though he has not yet unpicked any of Barack Obama's Africa-relat...


Thiam verdict makes waves

After a six-day trial, former Mining Minister Mahmoud Thiam was convicted in a New York court on 3 May of laundering US$8.5 million in bribes relating to mining licence corruption ...


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...


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