Latest newsletter from Africa Confidentialen-gbhttps://www.africa-confidential.comAfrica Confidential's latest newsletter from Africa ConfidentialLatest newsletter from Africa Confidentialhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/images/logo_small.gifhttps://www.africa-confidential.comHorn of Africa | Middle East | Rival Arab powers take their fight to Africahttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12234/Rival_Arab_powers_take_their_fight_to_AfricaFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTTwo Middle Eastern power blocs are buying friends and influence in the Horn but further damaging prospects for stability thereHorn of Africa, Middle East593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12234/Rival_Arab_powers_take_their_fight_to_Africahttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | The goodbye gets longerhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12235/The_goodbye_gets_longerFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTAfter weeks of messy negotiations, Jacob Zuma is due to quit this month but will be spending more time with his lawyersSouth Africa593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12235/The_goodbye_gets_longerhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comNigeria | Rumblings in the regionshttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12236/Rumblings_in_the_regionsFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVeteran soldier-politicians, agitated by the clashes between farmers and herdsmen and a poor economy, urge Buhari not to run againNigeria593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12236/Rumblings_in_the_regionshttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comNigeria | Flying blindhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12237/Flying_blindFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTThe US sale of ground-attack aircraft is hugely expensive and is of doubtful strategic value in the fight against Boko HaramNigeria593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12237/Flying_blindhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comMali | Sahel | Strains on the front linehttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12238/Strains_on_the_front_lineFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTOpération Pagnali signals a cross-national resolve to fight jihadists, but gaps in command and control may unsettle the G5's futureMaliSahel593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12238/Strains_on_the_front_linehttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comCôte d'Ivoire | Jockeying for positionhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12239/Jockeying_for_positionFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTWith presidential elections two years away, ambitious politicians in the ruling party are manoeuvring to inherit Ouattara's mantleCôte d'Ivoire593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12239/Jockeying_for_positionhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comUnited States | Africa | Skeletons in the cupboardhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12240/Skeletons_in_the_cupboardFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTA grand jury indictment of Och-Ziff lifts the lid on suspect deals between international financiers and investors in AfricaUnited StatesAfrica593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12240/Skeletons_in_the_cupboardhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comKenya | Diplomats and journalists drawn into election rowhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12233/Diplomats_and_journalists_drawn_into_election_rowFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTThe government has banned reporting of Raila's 'inauguration' and picked a fight with the EU election observers' mission as the political impasse worsensKenya593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12233/Diplomats_and_journalists_drawn_into_election_rowhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comSierra Leone | IMF stops funds over 'election' budgethttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12232/IMF_stops_funds_over_%27election%27_budgetFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTThe government is spending IMF money on trying to win the election, not on agreed measures for economic recovery. The Fund has suspended paymentsSierra Leone593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12232/IMF_stops_funds_over_%27election%27_budgethttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comZambia | Judges to rule on Lungu's futurehttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12231/Judges_to_rule_on_Lungu%27s_futureFri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTOpposition MPs accuse the President of putting an unqualified judge on the Constitutional CourtZambia593https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12231/Judges_to_rule_on_Lungu%27s_futurehttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.com