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Eritrea: dictatorship and terror

Eritrea: dictatorship and terror

  Eritrea is a paradox, a country that dips vertiginously from the mountains into the sea, from mellow temperate Asmara, the capital, to the scorching coastal port of Massawa. On the capital’s boulevards, fashionistas...

Sub-Saharan Africa: Islamic investment

Sub-Saharan Africa: Islamic investment

  The Islamic world is increasingly seeing Africa as a destination for foreign investment, both on the institutional and corporate fronts. One sign of such interest was the recent forum on investments in Africa, held...

China in Africa: Chinese FDI

China in Africa: Chinese FDI

China likes to position its engagement with Africa as that of one developing region assisting another. However, Beijing sometimes claims that it is “just another market player” on the continent — often as a retort to...

Ethiopia: new workshop of the world?

Ethiopia: new workshop of the world?

A giant Chinese shoe manufacturer is lacing up for the long run. Will others follow in its footsteps?   Treading a new path By Elissa Jobson At 6.45am the first bus halts outside the main gates of the Eastern Industry...

Africa in the wider world

Africa in the wider world

SDGs: global partnerships Global partnerships are especially important to Africa where the strain on resources and institutions requires more support from developed nations By Andrew Donaldson Responding to climate...

Fixing farming is a complex challenge

Fixing farming is a complex challenge

SDG 2: zero hunger Policies are at the core of eradicating hunger and many African countries are now aligning the SDGs with national development plans By Esther Ngumbi Despite the progress made over the past few...