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Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh speaks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 6, 2014. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite Instability, Djibouti's Position Limits Government Actions

The African nation occupies a key position on global trade routes — one that ensures policy continuity even as it constrains the actions of its leaders.

Connecting East Africa

A number of projects are in the works to reduce the fragmentation of East Africa's electricity transmission networks.

French President Francois Hollande addresses the Franco-African Economic Conference in Paris on Dec. 4. (ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

France Struggles to Retain Colonial Ties in Africa

Despite strong efforts to maintain its historic bonds with its former colonies in Africa, France's position is far from guaranteed.