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Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Attack on police in northeast Kenya highlights ineffective government strategy

Recent attacks in Kenya highlight the inability of the government to effectively combat the threat of militants. Garissa, the site of a recent attack on police, is home to Western

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Does Kerry’s surprise visit to Somalia prelude a renewed US-Somali relationship?

John Kerry’s surprise visit to Somalia is the latest sign of strengthening relations between the US and Somalia. John Kerry arrived in Mogadishu on May 5, where he met Somali President

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Clean energy: China’s new strategy for growth

China has been investing large sums of money into clean energy – in fact, more than any other country in the world. The reasons for this are strategic, and can

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

What will Sub-Saharan Africa look like in 2030?

According to the U.S National Security Council, Sub-Saharan Africa’s role within the global community will change dramatically in the mid-term future. A number of opportunities need to be fully embraced by

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

In search of the next African tech hub

African governments and entrepreneurs are keen to build technology hubs to diversify and boost growth. Still, much work must be done, and a long-term, Africa-centric tech vision is needed. For

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

What lies ahead for the EAC?

While the EAC has made substantial progress, its future is threatened by multiple overlapping preferential trade agreements and plans for a larger continental economic community. Among developing countries, the East

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Mobile money in Africa moves beyond M-Pesa

Seven years ago, Kenya’s M-Pesa launched a mobile money revolution. Can other mobile payments services beyond M-Pesa, and beyond East Africa, take hold on the continent? When mobile network operator

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

2015 outlook for core Africa markets positive, says Malick Badjie

GRI sat down with Malick Badjie, director and head of Investment Solutions at Silk Invest, to discuss investment outlook in core African markets for 2015 and beyond. In 2008 when the global recession rocked

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Local policies set back East Africa oil and gas projects

East African countries have recently discovered massive hydrocarbon reserves that could turn the area into a major supply region. Unfortunately, national projects might be held up as outdated or nonexistent

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Al-Shabaab still a threat to Kenya’s tourism

One year since the Westgate shopping mall terrorist attack, Al-Shabaab still poses a political risk to Kenya’s tourism industry. On 21 September 2013, militants linked to Harakat Al Shabaab Al