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Somali remittances update: banking up the wrong tree

Edward Paice reflects on the undesirable effects of interrupting remittance flows to Somalia and the UK government response which lays the blame, wrongly, at the door of Somali money transfer operators.
Collage: Barclays bank and money counting
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Somali money matters – an update on the remittances saga

Edward Paice argues that an effective and sustainable solution to the issue of Somali remittances will require concerted political will and an appreciation of the unique nature of the Somali financial market.
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Think tanks urges government to compensate Africa for brain drain

Donors must channel funds to replace lost skills, says Africa Research Institute. In a briefing published today – ‘After The Promises: Re-thinking UK policy in Africa,’ – the Africa Research Institute urges the government to dedicate a share of its international...
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After the Promises: Re-thinking UK Policy in Africa

Coalition government in the UK is an opportunity to revise policy on Africa. More aid to Africa is touted as proof of politicians’ compassion and conscience. But an emerging cross-party consensus has ignored significant policy failures. Democracy, trade, technology and regional...
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