President Magufuli will appoint a younger and technocratic cabinet with a focus on public service delivery, power and transport infrastructure, and greater local beneficiation from the mining and gas sectors.
EXX AFRICA sources report on former governor Moïse Katumbi’s continued opposition to President Kabila’s power extension ambitions, raising risk of parallel provincial administrations emerging.
As Brazilian construction firms and Chinese oil interests are being targeted in domestic corruption investigations, fresh opportunities are opening up for new investors in Angola, across all sectors.
President Ouattara’s re-election ensures continuity of privatisations, power sector liberalisation, and large infrastructure projects; yet the cocoa sector will face stricter demands for local participation.
During the ruling ANC party’s national general council, the defence minister renewed the party’s concerns over foreign ownership in the private security industry, raising risks of state expropriation.
Prime Minister Desalegn will initiate wide-ranging corruption probes and reshuffles to consolidate his authority and dilute traditional Tigrayan influence, however policy continuity is assured.
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