Kenya Security Brief: Tension is moderately high as Kenya faces al-Shabaab and upcoming elections

For the period of 1 through 31 January 2017 there were 12 critical incidents in Kenya, resulting in 35 deaths, 53 wounded, and 7 arrests.  Most of the deaths (71%) were road traffic-related fatalities. On the security front, we note the US warning against travel to...

China to strengthen economic presence in Africa, seeks to widen political influence

Last month, China flexed its muscles against Nigeria when the West African country agreed to upgrade the second-tier Taiwanese diplomatic mission based in Abuja to full embassy status.  Beijing did not like the move and has been threatening Nigeria to block any...

East Africa: Lackluster Security Response in Light of a Still Aggressive Al Shabaab Insurgency

As the month of Ramadan draws to an end, East Africa saw an increase in terror activities, making it one of the bloodiest seasons, with a much more lethal Al- Shabaab. Yet, Al Shabaab seems to fall victim of its own uncoordinated and poorly executive offensives and...

Opportunities and Risks of Doing Business in East Africa’s Infrastructure

East Africa is a large portion of the continent.  It is strategically located between key regions, and is in itself a growing internal market.  MEA Risk defines East Africa region to include 13 countries on the Eastern Coast of Africa. These are Ethiopia, Sudan, South...

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