Latest newsletter from Africa Confidentialen-gb Confidential's latest newsletter from Africa ConfidentialLatest newsletter from Africa Confidential of Africa | Middle East | Rival Arab powers take their fight to Africa, 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 East593 Africa | The goodbye gets longer, 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 Africa593 | Rumblings in the regions, 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 againNigeria593 | Flying blind, 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 HaramNigeria593 | Sahel | Strains on the front line, 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 futureMaliSahel593ôte d'Ivoire | Jockeying for position, 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'Ivoire593 States | Africa | Skeletons in the cupboard, 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 StatesAfrica593 | Diplomats and journalists drawn into election row, 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 worsensKenya593 Leone | IMF stops funds over 'election' budget, 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 Leone593 | Judges to rule on Lungu's future, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTOpposition MPs accuse the President of putting an unqualified judge on the Constitutional CourtZambia593