Latest newsletter from Africa Confidentialen-gb Confidential's latest newsletter from Africa ConfidentialLatest newsletter from Africa Confidential | Back to the scene of the crime, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTA plan to restart oil production in Ogoniland amid a failing environmental clean-up risks repeating all the mistakes of 25 years agoNigeria6113 Kingdom | Africa | Retreating from the stage, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTMerging the Department for International Development with the Foreign Office is more about opinion polls than policy substanceUnited KingdomAfrica6113 Africa | State companies in the firing line, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTWith the ANC leadership united to fight the pandemic, President Ramaphosa may bring in liberalising reforms and end the bail-outsSouth Africa6113 | Covid-19 | The pandemic's collateral damage, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTThe focus on the coronavirus, coupled with logistical problems, is drawing resources from the fight against Africa’s other serious diseasesAfrica, Covid-196113 | Frelimo’s belated cry for help, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTRegional security bodies have been criticised for not doing more about the Islamist insurgency but Maputo was reluctant to sound the alarmMozambique6113 | The big borrow, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTCairo has lined up external credit worth $15bn to help it deal with Covid-19, but the debt will be sustainable only if there is a rapid recoveryEgypt6113 | East Africa | Rose-tinted budgets, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTFinance ministers promise economic growth and increased tax collection. But that doesn’t square with the realityEconomy, East Africa6113 | Locking down the system, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTThe elite is using the pandemic to consolidate its position while the grass-roots opposition struggles to regain tractionAlgeria6113 | A golden hoard, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTArtisanal gold production funds local militias and is exported from neighbouring countries. A UN report invites more scrutiny of the tradeCongo-Kinshasa6113 Africa | Farewell to arms, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTDebt-laden, dysfunctional and unable to find a modern role, the state arms-manufacturer is being steadily cut backSouth Africa6113 | Life without the 'Supreme Guide', 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTThe new president has the chance to soothe neighbours exasperated by his late predecessor's belligerenceBurundi6113 Africa | Making free with repression, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTAfter a strong start mobilising people against the pandemic, Ramaphosa faces multiple complaints against the security forces and a looming economic meltdownSouth Africa6113