After the Arab Spring in 2011 many northern African countries have attempted to seduce foreign investors through political reforms and infrastructure investments. So far, it has not worked.
Aid money does more harm than good, believes Kenyan economics expert, James Shikwati. He says instead Africans have to tap into their biggest resource – the continent's 1.2 billion people and their skill as traders.
Gas-rich Tanzania hosts a two-day congress aimed at bringing together policymakers and experts in the oil and gas industry. But the country needs to pick its strategic partners carefully, says analyst Anaclet Rwegayura.
The Qatar-Gulf crisis is now affecting Africa after Saudi Arabia called on a number of countries, including Somalia, to join its boycott of Qatar. However, not every country is prepared to obey orders from Riyadh.
Libya is a poor, politically unstable country. That poses problems for its maritime search and rescue service, whose employees are badly paid - and see how profitable people smuggling can be.
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