Kenya, a country of stunning physical and cultural beauty, continues to astonish. Barely three years after emerging from what Professor Michael Chege, UNDP advisor on International Development Policy describes as “our worst political crisis since the Mau Mau era”, (The 2007/8 post election violence) the country appears to have made not only a full recovery, it has carried out root and branch reforms of virtually every aspect of public life. Our editors Anver Versi (of African Business) and Baffour Ankomah (of New African) spent two weeks in Kenya in October preparing this Special Report. What they discovered was the largely under-reported story of perhaps the most extraordinary transformations in the history of modern Africa.
Africa's oil and gas industry has never looked healthier than it is at present and now that a barrel price of $100 has become commonplace, even small production volumes can become lucrative.
Phenomenal growth in Africa's information and communications technology sector is rapidly changing the continent's macroeconomic landscape.
After an interval of two years the Mo Ibrahim Foundation named Pedro Pires as the third winner of the African Leadership Prize. This extended feature takes a close look at both the Leadership Prize and the Index.
While all the focus has been on China's overwhelming presence in Africa, India has been pushing its own case. Here we analyse this special relationship and find out who exactly is benefiting.