Cross-border arms trafficking inflames northern Kenya’s conflicto (by Duncan E Omondi Gumba and Guyo Chepe Turi)


18/11/2019 – After decades of conflict, war-hardened civilians in Marsabit County are arguably better armed than security forces.

Arms trafficking and cattle rustling are driving local conflict in Kenya’s northern border county of Marsabit. Scores have been killed in the politically motivated ethnic conflict this year alone. In the latest flare-up on 25 August, 12 people died in attacks on two villages in Marsabit’s Forolle settlement along the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Continuer à lire … « Cross-border arms trafficking inflames northern Kenya’s conflicto (by Duncan E Omondi Gumba and Guyo Chepe Turi) »

Blue Economy: The New Frontier for Africa’s Growth & How Japan Can Help

An interview with Siddharth Chatterjee UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya by Nikkei Shimbun, Japan and reproduced by IPS. Continuer à lire … « Blue Economy: The New Frontier for Africa’s Growth & How Japan Can Help »

In Niger’s Oil Industry, Fortune favours the bold

2018/06/11 – We have covered this topic extensively in our book, Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, which looks at what African nations have done to better manage their hydrocarbon wealth and curb the potential negative effects of the oil industry on the economy.

The story of oil exploration in Africa is one of many failures and victories, of bold bets in unexplored areas that have brought great returns, of forgotten lands that only some bold few decided to venture in, in the search for riches. This has been the story for many of Africa’s current oil and gas hot spots. It’s hard to imagine that at one point in time, no one believed that Equatorial Guinea had oil or was even willing to try it out. Sudan, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Liberia… they are all in one way or another, nations whose potential was for long snubbed by international oil and gas companies, until one bold player took the chance and found these so desired resources. Continuer à lire … « In Niger’s Oil Industry, Fortune favours the bold »

Nigeria – US Army procures Hydra rockets from General Dynamics for foreign military sales

2018/09/16 – General Dynamics has been awarded a $44 million contract to procure Hydra rockets for foreign military sales to Afghanistan, Nigeria, Australia, Lebanon and the Philippines, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a Friday, September 14 release. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – US Army procures Hydra rockets from General Dynamics for foreign military sales »

Kenya to host Africa aviation safety meet next week

2018/09/01 – The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) will next week host the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation Africa Conference.

The conference will kick off on September 4 to 6 in Mombasa and will be held under the theme of “Improving efficiency through collaborative decision making and air traffic flow management”. Continuer à lire … « Kenya to host Africa aviation safety meet next week »

UK’s PM May to make 3-nation visit to Africa this week

2018/08/27 – Prime Minister Theresa May will make a three-nation visit to Africa this week, aimed at boosting post-Brexit trade ties. This will be her first trip to the continent since becoming British leader in 2016. May, joined by several ministers and 29 business representatives from various industries, will visit South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya during the three-day trip, Downing Street said Monday. She will be the first British prime minister to set foot in Kenya since Margaret Thatcher in 1988, AFP said. “As we prepare to leave the European Union, now is the time for the UK to deepen and strengthen its global partnerships,” May said in a statement.

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U.S. may lift travel ban on ‘important partner’ Chad, Tillerson says

2018/03/12 – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday Washington was considering lifting a travel ban on Chad, offering an olive branch to a key ally in the fight against Islamist militant groups in West Africa.

The top U.S. diplomat flew into the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, on the last day of a truncated tour of Africa with stop-offs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Nigeria – all frontline partners against Islamic State and al Qaeda off-shoots. Continuer à lire … « U.S. may lift travel ban on ‘important partner’ Chad, Tillerson says »