Africa Research Institute

11 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Followers | @JonathanBhalla | Africa Research Institute (ARI) is the UK’s only think-tank to focus exclusively on sub-Saharan Africa. ARI informs domestic and international policymaking by promoting best practice and progressive ideas for government, the economy and civil society. Our work encourages debate, questions orthodoxy and challenges “received wisdom” in and about Africa. We seek to promote a nuanced and representative understanding of the continent.

5 things to remember when researching Africa

<i>On Monday 17</i><i>th</i> <i>March</i><i>, I attended a conference to showcase PhD research organised by the Africa Research Student Network, which</i> <i>provides a forum for</i> …

Senegal: a constitution out of the blue

Mahktar Mbow, CNRI, and Macky Sall, President of Senegal<p>On February 13, the <i>Commission nationale pour la réforme des institutions</i> (CNRI) presented its …

Conflict in Cities: In conversation with Jo Beall

Jo Beall, Director of Education & Society, British Council<p><i>Jo Beall recently co-authored a chapter entitled “Conflict and post-war transition in</i> …

Africa's Urban Revolution: a review

<b>Africa’s Urban Revolution is both an ambitious title and an ambitious endeavour. Contained within just over 300 pages is a detailed account of the</b> …

Tax in Africa: In conversation with Kieran Holmes

<i>Kieran Holmes is Commissioner General of Burundi’s semi-autonomous revenue authority, the Office Burundais des Recettes. Kieran recently co-authored</i> …

Somali remittances update: banking up the wrong tree

In a recent blog “Anti-Money Laundering Regulations: Can Somalia survive without remittances” the World Bank’s Sonia Plaza warned of the deleterious …

Somali remittances: 10 things you need to know

Getty/ AFP<p><i>In May 2013, Barclays announced that it would close the accounts of all but 19 of its 165 clients in the remittance transfer business. As</i> …

China in Africa: five lessons from ODI

Christopher Herwig/Reuters<p><i>Popular depictions of China’s role in Africa are highly polarised. China’s growing presence on the continent is typically</i> …

Somali money matters – an update on the remittances saga

Getty/ Reuters<p><i>Since the announcement by Barclays in May 2013 that it intended to close the bank accounts of all but 19 of its 165 clients in the</i> …

10 things [you need] to know about Africa in 2014 – by Jonathan Bhalla

<i>On Tuesday 7th January I attended a fascinating event organised by the Royal African Society: “Africa in 2014: Prospects & Forecasts”. The speakers</i> …