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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: An unrecognized democracy emerges in Somaliland

Somaliland’s role in the region is changing as key players in the Gulf are waking up to its strategic location.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

The challenges to reform in post-coup Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe’s grip on Zimbabwe may finally have been released, following the takeover by the military. But the country’s problems are far from over.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

What the terrorist attack in Mogadishu tells us about the resurgence of Al-Shabaab

The latest Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu was among the deadliest the group conducted in the country and it signalled the weakness of the Somali government.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Why savvy investors should take a look at Côte d’Ivoire

Despite its recent history, Côte d’Ivoire is certainly emerging as a powerful economic player in West Africa and is worth paying attention to.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola post-Dos Santos: An interview with Edward Semple

GRI interviews Edward Semple to understand the evolution of the political and economic situation in Angola.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Mantras but little substance: The future of the ANC

South Africa’s national policy conference closed with an ANC that has never been as divided as it is now in its 105-year old history.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Elections and economics: What lies ahead for the DRC?

The DRC faces continued political instability, with persistent violence and economic downturn in the region and insufficient opposition to Kabila.

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.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: 2017 is a make or break moment for Lesotho

The murder of the ex-wife of incoming Prime Minister Thomas Thabane underscores Lesotho’s instability and the tensions between political rivals and military.

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.