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The Week Ahead

G20 meets. Jinping visits Russia and Germany. Japan makes deals. Mongolia votes. All in The Week Ahead.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Kenya Votes 2017 – Bloody ghost of 2007 set for comeback

Hopes that Kenya’s 2017 vote won’t be an encore presentation face worrying signs that risks from 2007 – and some new ones – are priming Kenya for violence.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is the sharing economy really good for Africa?

The sharing economy a la Uber and Airbnb threatens African businesses and society when imposed from outside: Made in Africa solutions are fighting back.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloc to Bloc: Will the EAC sign the European Union’s EPA?

The EU is unlikely to secure an EPA with the East African Community (EAC) as the bloc misses another deadline and rhetoric against the deal intensifies.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Africa going off the grid

Despite President Obama’s Power Africa strategy falling short of its goal of 30,000 megawatts of new and clean power generation, African alternative energy initiatives are lighting up the continent.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: EAC infighting highlights divisions, threatens EU trade deal

Divisions in the EAC over the EU EPA highlights problems in the bloc and competing developmental strategies; if the EAC cannot act as one, can it survive?

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Is closing Dadaab the solution to Kenya’s security problems?

Closing the Dadaab refugee camp will not solve Kenya’s security problems, and will likely lead to a humanitarian crisis and increased instability in Somalia.

Politics Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya: What IEBC violence means for investors

The violence accompanying opposition-led protests against Kenya’s electoral commission may undermine the country’s economic prospects and damage its already-shaky business environment.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

The ICC and the Kenya 2017 elections

The ICC’s termination of the case against Deputy President William Ruto alters the risk of violence in Kenya’s 2017 elections and enhances the Jubilee Coalition’s prospects of maintaining power. In

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

These are Sub-Saharan Africa’s 3 brightest spots for doing business

Though the past year has been particularly hard on Africa’s frontier markets, the continent is likely to maintain its robust economic growth overall. This potential should remain attractive to both local and