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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. Read more…

Connecting East Africa

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

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. Read more…