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NGOs and media will face an increasingly restrictive operating environment and risk hefty punitive fines in case of violations of new regulations, while such measures are likely to be extended […]
As unsubstantiated rumours of a planned military intervention circulate and Cameroon’s highest court hears allegations of electoral fraud, the risk of significant unrest once the election results are announced remains […]
A new investigation by lawmakers into suspected embezzlement of gasoline subsidies is the latest in a series of high profile corruption probes that will draw a cloud over the Nigerian […]
In response to a unified opposition’s pro-business platform ahead of the February 2019 elections, the embattled incumbent is expected to leverage a strong anti-corruption mandate as an electioneering tool, posing […]
A latent risk of kidnap targeting wealthy business people, political figures, and expatriates in Tanzanian cities remains ever present, as indicated by a recent high profile abduction, yet the threat […]
Islamist militants continue to pose a serious threat to French-aligned, state, and mining interests, while certain groups increasingly have the capability to execute complex attacks against fortified targets in southern […]
Landmark local elections will prove the success of decentralisation measures agreed with the armed opposition and will act as an important political bellwether ahead of next year’s national elections.
The government seeks to tap mining sector revenues in a demonstration to the IMF of its newfound commitment to fiscal consolidation; yet such measures are likely to stall expansion plans […]
Following a disputed election that was marred by unrest in western regions, attention will soon shift to economic management, debt sustainability, and the succession of long-time President Paul Biya.
Police action has failed to reverse a growing trend of kidnapping targeting minors and businessmen of South Asian origin, indicating that new population groups are now more likely to be […]

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Egypt’s economy is firmly on a positive trajectory following two years of structural adjustment, yet non-oil sector growth, low domestic consumption, and high youth unemployment remain key challenges that can […]
The resignation of the respected finance minister was undoubtedly a political blow for the government, yet may also boost President Ramaphosa’s vaunted anti-corruption campaign. Meanwhile, the appointment of an acclaimed […]
The new government in Angola has made transparency and economic reform its much vaunted manifesto, which is buying it good will among international investors and is boosting its popularity at […]
Political disputes over the petroleum tax and interest rate cap have forced the government to halt its pursuit of a Standby Credit Facility from the IMF. In the absence of […]
Following another calamitous month, Zambia’s government needs to urgently commit to deficit reduction through additional taxes and debt restructuring, or face the prospect of a default by early 2019. A […]
While the South African economy is again stuck in a deep recession and measures aimed at fiscal consolidation are stalled, the new administration may have achieved sufficiently firm institutional gains […]
In the first six months of its administration, the new government had taken a measured and pragmatic approach to pursue internal and external peace, enhanced political pluralism, and economic privatisation, […]
The ongoing contract frustration experienced by telecoms firm MTN in Nigeria and the threat of punitive action against banks such as HSBC are highly indicative of intensifying populist and politically […]
The newly elected president has consolidated his political authority through shaking up the cabinet, while he is sending a reformist message to creditors that he will prioritise growth as a […]
A booming economy and improved governance are creating fresh opportunities for project finance deals. While the economic and financial outlook is relatively strong, there are emerging concerns over political patronage […]

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