Get Unrivaled Insights On Africa With Africa Intelligence

Intelligence is information assessed to its reliability and validity, and interpreted in the context of what else is known. It is an understanding of events which can be employed by the end user to make decisions. 

The African continent is home to 54 countries and more than 800 million people. The intelligence sector in Africa has traditionally been viewed as a core arena of state security. Newsman Maurice Botbol founded the Indigo Publications group and launched The Indian Ocean Newsletter, with the intention of examining political power plays, struggles for influence and major economic issues in East Africa, southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. The group has put the first professional portal on Africa on line, Africa Intelligence, which encompasses all of the Indigo group’s publications on Africa. 

Africa Intelligence is the first site dedicated exclusively to Africa, gathering strategic news and actionable intelligence from newsletters like Maghreb Confidential, The Indian Ocean Newsletter, Africa Energy Intelligence and Africa Mining Intelligence. Africa Intelligence is different from other business news sites that cover Africa on a sporadic basis. It is: 

  • Comprehensive: With publications that specialize in diplomacy and international organizations, politics and politicians, business and business deals, as well as dedicated coverage on energy and mining industries, Africa Intelligence is able to offer unparalleled insights and intelligence on Africa. 
  • Powerful: If knowledge is power, then Africa Intelligence is more than just a web site. It is the first information system dedicated exclusively to Africa. Its extensive database contains over 80,000 articles with archives dating back to 1992. The site is designed specifically to support advanced research and allows in-depth search for twenty-one African countries. 
  • First-degree: All articles on Africa Intelligence are entirely original and exclusive, based on information derived from direct sources. 
  • Insider: The publications are known for their intimate connections with the most influential people on both sides of the Mediterranean. 
  • Timely: Africa Intelligence is updated with breaking news and coverage unavailable anywhere else. It has been covering Africa continuously for almost thirty years, and its editors are respected and sought out for their expertise.  
  • Crucial: The publications are often awaited impatiently, and sometimes rather nervously – in presidential residences, government departments and the headquarters of major corporations. 
  • Uncompromising: In eschewing advertising, Africa Intelligence guarantees objective and independent reporting. As such, access to its articles is only available through subscription.  

Together the site offers unprecedented and unequalled insight into the inner workings of Africa- political power plays, struggles for influence and the economic issues at stake. 

So subscribe to the most relevant and reliable source of news and intelligence on Africa, and get to the heart of what truly matters!

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Building The Right Perspectives With Africa Intelligence

Intelligence is the tool used in the successful implementation of domestic and foreign policy. Decision makers take fullest advantage of the intelligence input in order to arrive at the most advantageous decision. In the modern world, intelligence to be relevant, must aim at providing timely, critical and sometimes unique information to warn the policy-makers about the potential risks and dangers. 

Africa, the continent of potential and possibilities, still faces enormous challenges to sustainable development. There is a growing need for dedicated and experienced intelligence services for ensuring better control and progress. Africa Intelligence is the first information system dedicated exclusively to Africa, gathering strategic news and actionable intelligence from newsletters like Maghreb Confidential, The Indian Ocean Newsletter, Africa Energy Intelligence and Africa Mining Intelligence

Africa Energy Intelligence is the definitive publication on Africa’s energy industries- oil, gas and electricity. It informs decision-makers on projects, policy trends, risk elements and finance. No other publication in the field has the record of delivering such a volume of accurate information as Africa Energy Intelligence, which draws its uniqueness and credibility from a network of correspondents around the world. 

Africa Mining Intelligence is the only publication devoted in its entirety to African mining. In a continent where personal relationships count the most, Africa Mining Intelligence draws on its deep knowledge of players in the mining industry and their personal and professional connections for its reports.

Maghreb Confidential brings reliable, relevant and exclusive news pertaining to the political, diplomatic and business circles of North Africa. With its rapid-fire style and concise articles, it allows readers to move forward quickly, and allows strategic decision-makers to anticipate the events of tomorrow. 

The Indian Ocean Newsletter is the publication of reference for political and economic news from East Africa, and is the standard-setting publication for decision-makers. No other publication covers this region of the world with the same regularity and level of exclusivity. 

Africa Intelligence is updated with breaking news and coverage unavailable anywhere else. Subscribing to its publications assists governments, corporations, international organizations, Medias, NGOs, with good governance, through providing honest critical intelligence. This intelligence online tells the global professionals, what they ought to know and not what they want to know!

Africa Intelligence – Bringing Unparalleled Insights On Africa

In this Information Age, there is no shortage of information; the challenge is to make sense of it. Because national security decisions are so important, the people charged with making them have an interest in obtaining the greatest possible quantity, and the highest possible quality, of intelligence and information. 

Intelligence is produced through complicated processes and purposeful effort. It involves the collection, evaluation, analysis, integration and interpretation of all available information, supportive to the policy- and decision-making processes, pertaining to the national goals of stability, security and development. Modern intelligence can be described as organized policy related information. Reliable information and intelligence allows policy-makers to face the unknown and best reduce their uncertainty when critical decisions have to be made. 

The African economy has gradually stepped on the dynamic road of development and there is a need to put up a little extra effort to set it moving. Oversight and accountability of the intelligence sector in Africa are becoming increasingly important. Africa Intelligence is a portal that offers independent, unbiased, up-to-date, objective and reliable news from five newsletters, namely: 

  • The Indian Ocean Newsletter covers the public and behind-the-scenes dealings between the powerful figures of governments and international organizations of African countries. It brings a close watch on business leaders and the companies operating in the Indian Ocean area- contracts, negotiations, partnerships, acquisitions and exclusive biographies of men and women who make the political and economic news in the Indian Ocean region. 
  • Maghreb Confidential takes a close and independent look at the political, diplomatic and business circles in North Africa, and reveals exclusive news and information. It helps to anticipate rapidly shifting alliances (political or personal) between men of power, in a region undergoing profound change. 
  • Africa Mining Intelligence is a leading publication for mining operators in Africa. Direct sources (African officials and mining firms) make this publication an authority on the major developments in the industry. 
  • Africa Energy Intelligence is the trade publication of reference on the politics behind energy- oil, gas and electricity. It has acquired a high-level readership, with readers being the key players in Africa- political leaders, diplomats, business leaders, high-level civil servants and more. Africa Energy Intelligence is vital to carrying out their day-to-day work. 
  • La Lettre du Continent (only in French) is a benchmark for ruling circles and business leaders in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea countries. 

With its wide range of publications that are available in both print and on-line editions, Africa Intelligence offers exceptional insights on Africa, and supports advanced research for most African countries!