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DRC situation set to improve after M23 rebel surrender

The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has improved as international and domestic efforts come close to reaching a peace deal that would include the full surrender of the

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Will Ghana be the next African regional hub?

As Nigeria fights the terrorism of Boko Haram and Côte d’Ivoire attempts to attain a lasting peace within its borders, the stability of historical West African regional hubs remains in

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Ten African lions set to outrun Asia’s tigers

Rapidly growing African economies are the next frontier of booming growth and ripe for investment. Here are the ten most promising ‘African Lions’. When covering Africa, reports of poverty, violence,

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya’s tourism suffers following Westgate terror

The recent terrorist attack in Westgate mall in Nairobi has detrimental effects on Kenya’s tourism economy, but the sector is expected to recover quickly. The Kenyan economy relies heavily on

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Sudan’s Arab Spring?

Protests erupted in Khartoum after Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir announced the elimination of fuel subsidies last week. The question remains whether al-Bashir’s regime can weather these riots and restore

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa pins hopes of economic boost on fracking

Fracking in the Karoo region may offer a much-needed revitalisation of the South African economy, despite public protests against exploration and extraction. Benefits are likely to offset environmental and political

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Central African Republic may become ‘the next Somalia’

Of all the bloody conflicts around the world, it is somewhat surprising that the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) receives such scant media attention. While some observers even

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Indian investment in Africa challenges China

As domestic growth slows, India is looking to investment in Africa. However, China has the same idea, as New Delhi bumps up against Beijing in the region. Recent economic news

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Oil Theft is a Black Spot on Nigeria’s Economy

As a major oil producer, Nigeria faces a serious problem with oil theft, as thieves siphon off oil from poorly maintained and under-guarded pipelines. A report released last month by

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Blaze at Kenya airport reminder of fragility

A fire at Kenya’s and East Africa’s major airport could significantly hit the tourism sector highlighting the fragility in Kenya’s economy. The fire that ravaged Jomo Kenyetta International Airport (JKIA)