The African Executive

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The African Executive is a weekly opinion and business magazine published by the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN),[1] located in Nairobi, Kenya. It attracts international opinion writers to comment on Africa's socio-political and economic development.


The magazine was established in 2005. The magazine traces its roots to James Shikwati's weekly opinion pieces that were circulated to subscribed list of members in 2001 - 2002. The weekly circulation of this opinion pieces was changed to an IREN Kenya Newsletter (2002 - 2005) which later transformed into The African Executive Magazine that accommodates wider opinion and reviews on issues about Africa.


  1. ^ "Kenya's James Shikwati Wins Walter-Scheel Prize 2015" CP Africa. Retrieved 7 August 2016.

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