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.comInternational Monetary Fund | Africa | Funding boost needed to bridge two-track recoveryhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13505/Funding_boost_needed_to_bridge_two-track_recoveryThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTMultilaterals change rules to boost loans to Africa, to startclosing a $425 billion finance gapInternational Monetary Fund, Africa6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13505/Funding_boost_needed_to_bridge_two-track_recoveryhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comEthiopia | Fighting escalates as federal ties frayhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13492/Fighting_escalates_as_federal_ties_frayThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTAs Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed calls for a national war, Tigrayan forces mobilise on three frontsEthiopia6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13492/Fighting_escalates_as_federal_ties_frayhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comEthiopia | No good options on the tablehttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13493/No_good_options_on_the_tableThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTWith a lack of credible mediators and both sides ruling out political negotiations, the likeliest outcome is an intensifying conflictEthiopia6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13493/No_good_options_on_the_tablehttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | Who runs KwaZulu-Natal?https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13494/Who_runs_KwaZulu-NatalThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTOur correspondents look at the leading politicians and their parties in the country’s most volatile and second most populous provinceSouth Africa6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13494/Who_runs_KwaZulu-Natalhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | Anatomy of a failed insurrectionhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13495/Anatomy_of_a_failed_insurrectionThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTRecovery from the violence, looting and sabotage is likely to be slow amid spiralling joblessness and with the ringleaders apparently still at largeSouth Africa6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13495/Anatomy_of_a_failed_insurrectionhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comSudan | Between money and the militaryhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13496/Between_money_and_the_militaryThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTAfter negotiating a new round of credits, Khartoum’s respected prime minister warns that the old guard wants to derail the transitionSudan6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13496/Between_money_and_the_militaryhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comSudan | Khartoum's fractious neighbourshttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13497/Khartoum%27s_fractious_neighboursThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTThe conflicts in Chad and Ethiopia are redrawing local and regional politicsSudan6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13497/Khartoum%27s_fractious_neighbourshttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comNiger | France | Macron's manhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13498/Macron%27s_manThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTAfter a baptism of fire, President Bazoum is positioning himself as France’s main security ally in the SahelNiger, France6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13498/Macron%27s_manhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comCentral African Republic | France and Russia tussle in Banguihttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13488/France_and_Russia_tussle_in_BanguiThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTPresident Touadéra is keeping Moscow on-side in spite of Paris's unease  Central African Republic6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13488/France_and_Russia_tussle_in_Banguihttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comCongo-Kinshasa | Court documents show Gertler at centre of $360m cash laundryhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13486/Court_documents_show_Gertler_at_centre_of_%24360m_cash_laundryThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTA Swiss court has evidence of the vast sums international companies were paying to politicians in exchange for mining rightsCongo-Kinshasa6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13486/Court_documents_show_Gertler_at_centre_of_%24360m_cash_laundryhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comBurkina Faso | Burkina without Barkhanehttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13485/Burkina_without_BarkhaneThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMTThe army needs French support to handle the jihadist challenge but public confidence in their security forces is weakBurkina Faso6215https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13485/Burkina_without_Barkhanehttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.com