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Trading favours

A trade deal between Nairobi and Washington appears to make political and economic sense for both sides but critics see dangers for Kenyatta

President Donald Trump has used his presidency to launch trade wars against China, the European Union and his North American Free Trade Association partners. His government has blo...


That dam problem

The tortuous negotiations between Addis Ababa and Cairo over the building and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have lurched into an acrimonious finale. Ethiopia's For...


Backhander back at you

Frustrated by their inability to prosecute the foreign recipients of bribes as well as those that pay them, United States lawmakers are seeking to plug the gap. A bill introduced i...


AGOA no go

The days of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which has granted tariff-free access for 6,500 products to the United States from 39 African countries since 2000, may be number...


'America first' for Africa

The White House's Africa strategy is more Pentagon than State, but there is much continuity, albeit in stridently Trumpian language

When US National Security Advisor John Bolton set out what he called 'The Trump Administration's New Africa Strategy' on 13 December at The Heritage Foundation, the conservative th...


US strikes, Shabaab gains

US operations increase but the Islamists are showing resilience. The government is trying to manage expectations

The most lethal United States drone strike against Al Shabaab in over a year killed about 60 fighters at Aga Adde, near Galharere in the Central Region, on 16 October. The US offen...


Turning down the volume

Washington’s new man in Africa is trying to relaunch his country’s diplomatic efforts in a much more crowded field

When Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta asked for advice about how to handle United States President Donald Trump during his state visit to Washington DC on 27 August, a lobbyist tol...


Little growth, less opportunity

The Trump administration’s attitude to anything it sees as standing in the way of US interests leaves sub-Saharan nations in limbo

African countries have been low priority targets for Donald Trump, in his role of great reformer of international trade. But in seeking to remove tariffs, the US has put in a few o...


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