- February 2, 2018
Nigeria’s geopolitical and socio-economic outlooks, while improving, are far from ideal. While the economy is growing again, long-running issues relating to security, corruption and infrastructure constraints continue to hamper business activity. Presidential and legislative elections in 2019 will increase political ambitions and competition in the next year which will create further challenges. President Muhammadu Buhari, who is frail and has ...Read more
- January 5, 2018
Several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are holding presidential or general elections in 2018, many of which will be key for the regional and global economies.Read more
- December 21, 2017
Ethiopia’s government has recognised the strategic potential of garment manufacturing and has offered a range of incentives to foreign investors. However, many challenges remain, posing major reputational risks to international firms.
Ethiopian farmers have been growing cotton for centuries, but until now, it has never played a major economic role. Agriculture dominates the Ethiopian economy, representing 39 per cent of GDP, ...Read more
- November 20, 2017
Since October 2016, growing secessionist sentiment has been brewing in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions. What originally began as a protest movement by legal practitioners and teachers using the English language, claiming that the majority French-speaking administration was discriminating against them on linguistic grounds, has gained momentum and escalated into violent confrontation between security forces and protesters, as well as armed attacks ...Read more
- November 2, 2017
Amid a perceived improvement of the security situation in Mogadishu, investors have begun flocking back to the capital, creating new fiduciary pressures which are again exacerbating the security environment.
- September: Sub-national government disagree over the country’s foreign policy positions
- July to October: Incidents ... Read more