Happy New Year

I have been blissfully "unconnected" on a National Park family camping trip.  I will be back to more regular posting and share some thoughts on the challenges and opportunities for East Africa and the U.S. in 2012 this week.

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East Africa ranks fourth of five regions in 2011 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance Rankings–Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya each move up from 2010

2011 Governance Rankings for East Africa Rank (of 53-followed by raw score) 4th Seychelles 73 13th Tanzania 58 20th Uganda 55 23rd Kenya 53 25th Rwanda 52 29th Djibouti 49 31st Comoros 47 34th Ethiopia 46 37th Burundi 45 47th…

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[Expanded] Piracy Update: attacks spread south as South Africa signs pacts with Kenya, Tanzania and increase in West Africa, too–but what is the real impact on shipping?

"SADC should act strongly against pirates" from the Institute for Security Studies: The lack of prey and the constant attention of the international fleet participating in Operation Atlanta​ are forcing pirates to move their operations south, towards areas outside the…

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Uganda’s Independent features CSIS report on risk of instability with NRM decline, Museveni succession

"American Group Predicts Instability Over Succession"  Independent(Kampala) July 22: Election year 2016 will be a turning point for Uganda, according to a report by the powerful American policy solutions provider, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As a…

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