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Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sukuk bonds boom in West Africa

West Africa has long been under-serviced by Islamic finance, yet 2016 is seeing major growth in sukuk issuances, with domestic and foreign interest piqued.

Economics Power Brokers Sub-Saharan Africa

Akinwunmi Adesina: A new era for the African Development Bank

Akinwunmi Adesina implemented bold policy reforms in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, with innovative agricultural investment programs to expand opportunities for all. These reforms are only being continued and expanded under his leadership of the African Development Bank.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania fiscally solid but lacks investments

Can the new government of Tanzania deliver the investments that its economy and people need?

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania’s 2016-2017 budget: The Magufuli legacy?

Can John Magufuli, one of Africa’s rising political stars, cement his reputation with his first budget?

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Instability in South Sudan threatens East African businesses

Fatal clashes in South Sudan raise the possibility of civil war and the certainty of on-going instability, which may have measurable implications for businesses and economies in East Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Instability in Zambia increases as election looms

Zambia is witnessing violence against opposition parties and foreigners n the run-up to elections in August. With the economy in trouble in the wake of low commodity prices, President Edgar Lungu is attempting to consolidate power, after what has been a tumultuous two years.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

The All-Africa passport: Political risk paradise

The African Union plan to launch an All-Africa passport for its citizens, the risks and benefits of which are riddled with complexity for foreign investors.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Strategically located, unhappily isolated: the future of Eritrea’s regional standing

On 12 June, a serious confrontation with Ethiopia led Eritrea to ask the Security Council to intervene. What are the implications of increased violence?

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Corruption continues to deter investment in Malawi

Three years ago, Malawi was hit by a $32 million corruption scandal. Despite recent efforts to fight corruption, it remains a major obstacle.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tanzania’s helium find risks greater instability over land

A new helium find will spur mining in Tanzania, yet this risks increasing tensions with indigenous communities over land rights, threatening investors.