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.
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.
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.
On 12 June, a serious confrontation with Ethiopia led Eritrea to ask the Security Council to intervene. What are the implications of increased violence?
Three years ago, Malawi was hit by a $32 million corruption scandal. Despite recent efforts to fight corruption, it remains a major obstacle.
A new helium find will spur mining in Tanzania, yet this risks increasing tensions with indigenous communities over land rights, threatening investors.