The Proxy Battle For Africa’s Indian Ocean States: Will They Go With India, China, Or Date Both?

It is telling that both Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi have prioritised visits to Mauritius and the Seychelles in recent years.

A Rough Guide To Foreign Military Bases In Africa: You’ll Be Surprised How Many There Are

The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M

By 2030 Sub-Saharan Africans Could Be 20% Of World Population, But 65% Of Global Poor. Here’s How To Fix That

It’s governance stupid! Improvement in governance in sub-Saharan Africa would lift more people out of poverty than either providing universal access to improved sanitation or eliminating communicable diseases

Two Weeks, Two Elections In Africa; In Zambia And Gabon The Big Men’s Large Victory Margins Disappear

In December 2015, incumbent James Michel in the Seychelles won a run-off vote with 50.2% of the votes cast, against rival Wavel Ramkalawan – the margin was just 193 votes