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‘Under The Radar’ uncovers political risk events around the world overlooked by mainstream media. By detecting hidden risks, we keep you ahead of the pack and ready for new opportunities.


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.

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.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tourism in Sri Lanka at risk from military

Sri Lanka’s military is running tourism ventures and more, threatening local and foreign businesses, as its influence grows amid declining accountability.

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.

Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Cambodia’s political seesaw masks economic opportunities

The escalating political situation in Cambodia is not a major risk. Instead, it reflects the hustle and bustle of an emerging Southeast Asian economy on the cusp of social transformation.

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.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Is a land lottery the solution to China’s housing boom?

Nanjing has begun a land lottery to decide winners among competing bids from housing developers. Will this game of chance reduce or increase corruption?

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?

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: If Islam Karimov is dead, China’s LNG imports are threatened

The death of Islam Karimov could throw Uzbekistan into a succession crisis, undermining stability, emboldening terrorists, and threatening the New Silk Road.