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Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Africa’s richest woman could sink Angola’s economy

Isabel dos Santos control of Angola’s state oil producer and increasing control of its banks creates a doomsday scenario for Angola’s economy.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

A year on: Magufuli’s reforms and Tanzania’s economic outlook

Magufuli’s hard-line approach to governmental reform is dividing opinion. It is too early to see how his economic and political policies will impact Tanzania in the long-term. Last week the

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa withdraws from ICC: what next for human rights and Africa?

The decision made by South Africa to leave the ICC has been criticized by many, and holds a series of serious geopolitical implications.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Why is Swaziland’s king defaming Asians?

Swaziland’s royal owned paper is spreading hate speech about Asians, as the government seeks to distract from the country’s growing social unrest.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Kabila’s le Glissement: Potential scenarios of the DRC’s political transition

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has never experienced a peaceful transition of power and is now, as anticipated, in the midst of another political crisis. Joseph Kabila, the

Security Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Foreign investors under attack in Ethiopia

Foreign businesses in Ethiopia are being specifically targeted as violence grips the nation, threatening capital flight, ethnic violence and famine.

Future Generator Sub-Saharan Africa

Future Generator: Senegal’s political fortunes trending upwards

GRI and EE’s ‘Future Generator’ predicts that Senegal’s political fortunes are bent to improve due to positive economic and international developments.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: South African students pressure mining sector to fund free tuition

South Africa’s universities are in disarray as students protest a tuition hike, and pressure the mining sector to help fund free higher education.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Gabon’s risky internet curfew, the world’s first since 2011

Gabon’s daily internet curfew is the world’s first since 2011 as post-election violence and uncertainty continue to impact investment, particularly bonds.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: EAC infighting highlights divisions, threatens EU trade deal

Divisions in the EAC over the EU EPA highlights problems in the bloc and competing developmental strategies; if the EAC cannot act as one, can it survive?