Somaliland conflict takes a regional turn
Somaliland, long seen as a haven of stability in a troubled region, is facing increasing unrest as fighting continues around the town of Las Anod between the breakaway province's army and militias loyal to Somalia and backed by al-Shabaab fighters.
Plot thickens in Helin International money laundering investigation
In a case involving allegedly misappropriated funds from the wealth management fund being investigated in several jurisdictions, it has emerged that Russian-Swiss investor Aleksei Korotaev recently attempted to capture assets from these Helin International accounts, despite being scrutinised by US investigators.
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Small Ugandan contractors work their way to TotalEnergies and CNOOC through McDermott and Sinopec
Development of the Kingfisher and Tilenga fields has opened up wide-ranging opportunities for the oil industry service companies. The big contracts have gone to the major international groupings but some local companies have managed to win new business in their wake.
Airline industry crisis exacerbates ruling party rifts
An accident involving a commercial aircraft has revived the debate about the airline sector policies of successive Tanzanian governments. Within the president's party, the choice of the home town of the late John Magufuli as the location for a new airport has been singled out for criticism by his successor's supporters.
TotalEnergies faces rising religious opposition to EACOP project
The pipeline that TotalEnergies and CNOOC plan to build between Uganda and Tanzania is under fire from influential east African and French religious leaders. Their protests have forced the French major to try and justify the project publicly.
Azali, Ruto set to seal Sharm el-Sheikh pact on 2023 AU chairmanship
The presidents of Kenya and the Comoros, the two candidate countries for the vice-chairmanship of the AU bureau, a position whose occupant automatically takes over the chairmanship of the organisation the following year, were quick to mention the vacancy at the bureau's virtual summit on 2 November.
US midterms could rob Senate of Africa expertise
Republican Senators Jim Inhofe and Rob Portman will retire when the United States heads into its midterm elections. The US Senate will be losing two senior Africa experts. Those specialised in African matters in Washington are worried about what that loss could mean.