17 July 16

India PM’s Africa Visit About More than China, Natural Resources

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has just returned from his first visit to the African continent. Over five days he visited four countries to meet their respective heads of state: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. His African tour was
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11 July 16

Sorry Africa, There’s No ‘Chinese Dream’ for Migrants

China’s growing interest in all things African is well documented. It’s not just Chinese money flowing into Africa, though – more than a million Chinese migrants have moved to African nations over the last few decades. After building Chinatowns in Kenya, Nigeria
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05 July 16

As UN Praises Somalia, How Much Has the Country Really Improved?

This week envoys to the UN and African Union (AU) praised Somalia, claiming the Horn of Africa country is on the right path to stability. That might come as a surprise to some, considering the increased frequency of Al-Shabaab attacks
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04 July 16

As South Sudan Cancels Independence Day, What Does It Really Have to Celebrate?

On Friday, South Sudan’s government announced the country would not be celebrating its fifth anniversary of independence. Michael Makuei, minister of information, told reporters the government didn’t want to spend money on lavish ceremonies. “We need to spend the little that
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03 July 16

How David Cameron’s Resignation Put the Spotlight on African Leaders

David Cameron’s resignation has been largely overshadowed by Britain’s vote to leave the EU. After all, one man’s career is small fry when the whole world is trying to figure out what it all means. For every theory and argument about
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03 July 16

What Happens After Kenya Closes Dadaab Refugee Camp?

Back in May, Kenya warned the international community it would close the world’s largest refugee camp. At the time it wasn’t clear whether President Kenyatta really intended to close the camp or was simply calling out for more international support. However,
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28 June 16

How Will Brexit Affect Africa’s Economies?

After Britain’s shock vote to leave the EU, economies around the world are now asking what this means for their own interests. The short answer is nobody knows at this stage – but it’s precisely that kind of uncertainty that
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27 June 16

Djibouti: Africa’s Tiny, Surprisingly Popular Port Nation

With a population of less than one million and little more than a port to its name, the dry, arid country of Djibouti may not be the first African nation that comes to mind. If you happened to visit this
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15 June 16

Time for Kenya to Prove It Can Host Peaceful Elections

As protests briefly pause in Kenya over the IEBC’s role in next year’s presidential election, fresh doubts over Kenya’s ability to hold fair, peaceful elections resurface.

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01 June 16

Is John Magufuli the Leader Africa Has Been Waiting For?

Last October, the most tightly fought election in Tanzania’s history named John Magufuli as the country’s new president.

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