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.comNigeria | Back to the scene of the crimehttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12999/Back_to_the_scene_of_the_crimeThu, 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 agoNigeria6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12999/Back_to_the_scene_of_the_crimehttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comUnited Kingdom | Africa | Retreating from the stagehttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13000/Retreating_from_the_stageThu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTMerging the Department for International Development with the Foreign Office is more about opinion polls than policy substanceUnited KingdomAfrica6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13000/Retreating_from_the_stagehttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | State companies in the firing linehttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13001/State_companies_in_the_firing_lineThu, 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 Africa6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13001/State_companies_in_the_firing_linehttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comAfrica | Covid-19 | The pandemic's collateral damagehttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13002/The_pandemic%27s_collateral_damageThu, 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-196113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13002/The_pandemic%27s_collateral_damagehttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comMozambique | Frelimo’s belated cry for helphttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13003/Frelimo%e2%80%99s_belated_cry_for_helpThu, 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 alarmMozambique6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13003/Frelimo%e2%80%99s_belated_cry_for_helphttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comEgypt | The big borrowhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13004/The_big_borrowThu, 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 recoveryEgypt6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13004/The_big_borrowhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comEconomy | East Africa | Rose-tinted budgetshttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13005/Rose-tinted_budgetsThu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTFinance ministers promise economic growth and increased tax collection. But that doesn’t square with the realityEconomy, East Africa6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13005/Rose-tinted_budgetshttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comAlgeria | Locking down the systemhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13006/Locking_down_the_systemThu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTThe elite is using the pandemic to consolidate its position while the grass-roots opposition struggles to regain tractionAlgeria6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13006/Locking_down_the_systemhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comCongo-Kinshasa | A golden hoardhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13008/A_golden_hoardThu, 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-Kinshasa6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/13008/A_golden_hoardhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | Farewell to armshttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12997/Farewell_to_armsThu, 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 Africa6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12997/Farewell_to_armshttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comBurundi | Life without the 'Supreme Guide'https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12998/Life_without_the_%27Supreme_Guide%27Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMTThe new president has the chance to soothe neighbours exasperated by his late predecessor's belligerenceBurundi6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12998/Life_without_the_%27Supreme_Guide%27https://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.comSouth Africa | Making free with repressionhttps://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12996/Making_free_with_repressionThu, 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 Africa6113https://www.africa-confidential.com/article/id/12996/Making_free_with_repressionhttps://www.africa-confidential.comhttps://www.africa-confidential.com