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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)

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Zimbabwe Remains Calm Despite Election Fraud Allegations

The 31 July presidential election in Zimbabwe pitted Robert Mugabe, the African country’s president for 33 years, against his long-time political rival Morgan Tsvangirai in a contest that, according to

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan corruption rampant, despite sacked ministers

Over the past few weeks, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has made several controversial decisions that will mark the history of the two-year-old nation. In an already troubled political

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Rwanda now ripe for investment

Guest analyst Luca Winer profiles Rwanda’s current investment opportunities and looks at the ongoing challenges that could derail its economic growth prospects. Rwanda is landlocked, has few natural resources and

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Obama’s “Power Africa” Strategy Neglects Africans

In June 2013, US President Barack Obama visited Africa for the second time in his presidency. The first visit to Ghana, in 2008, lasted a mere 20 hours. This trip,

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tourism is Booming in Rwanda

A landlocked country that is home to 11 million people and one of the world’s most infamous genocides may not be an obvious choice for your next dream vacation. But

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Sudan and South Sudan political tension to rise

For over four decades, intra-state conflict raged in the north east African state of Sudan. There were few intermissions from the violence until a long-awaited peace agreement was signed in