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Somalia’s presidential elections: An opportunity for reform

The new president of Somalia faces a range of challenges in need of immediate address, as the country faces political, economic, social and security risks.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Will 2019 make or break Botswana?

Botswana’s opposition will run a single candidate in 2019 in order to unseat the long-ruling BDP: the country’s political and economic future are at stake.

Future Generator Sub-Saharan Africa

Future Generator: Uganda media coverage to remain negative in early February

Mounting concerns about Uganda’s mismanagement, and increasing refugee flows from South Sudan, will yield negative media coverage over the next two weeks.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Could food shortages topple Tanzania?

Tanzania is facing growing instability, fueled by mounting concerns over emerging food shortages. The government is sending mixed messages, blaming the opposition for the shortages.

Politics Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Illicit wildlife trafficking is a major political crisis

Wildlife trafficking and poaching are fueling instability, as state authority is undermined, criminal and terrorists funded and corruption entrenched.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Should Zambia finance Eurobonds with marijuana?

Zambia is suffering a severe hangover from its decade long commodity boom, as mounting debt and energy shortages are crippling the once vibrant economy.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

What lies ahead for post-election Gambia?

Gambia’s president has stepped aside after 22 years in power. This might mark the beginning of recovery for the Gambian economy, undermined by decades of authoritarian rule.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Djibouti: what lies behind the ambitious investment program of the “New Dubai”?

Djibouti is today striving to become the “new Dubai,” a commercial hub for Eastern Africa and an outpost for its powerful Ethiopian neighbor.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Tougher times ahead for Africa’s oil and gas

The drop in oil prices has a profound impact on economic development and growth prospects in Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Can you equate social media with terrorism? Cameroon thinks so

Cameroon has labelled social media as a form of terrorism, launching a crackdown amid rising unrest: investors are at risk from the regime and citizens.