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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.

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.

Asia Pacific Power Brokers

Aung San Suu Kyi poised to implement difficult reforms

Aung San Suu Kyi will need to implement difficult reforms in order to fully bring Myanmar into the globalized economy.

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?

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

China’s growing deserts a major political risk

As desertification in China increases and government efforts to stop the sand’s advance falter, serious political risks are emerging from hub to hinterland. When most people think of China’s landscape,

Asia Pacific Politics

Extreme drought threatens Thailand’s political stability

The worst drought in 10 years is causing havok for Thailand’s agricultural sector and reigniting rural-urban tensions in the wake of the 2014 coup. Thailand is facing its worst drought in

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi’s neglected economy

A climate of fear has swept over Bujumbura, with at least 100 people killed in Burundi’s capital city since last Friday, following a string of brutal clashes between opposition groups

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Cracking Côte d’Ivoire’s cashew market

Already the world’s top cocoa exporter and one of the top coffee producers, Côte d’Ivoire is cashing in on the cashew nut boom, racing to outperform India as the world’s leading grower

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The economic impact of climate change in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is expected to face the worst effects of global warming in the next 30 to 50 years. This will have a significant impact on regional economies and livelihoods.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Fixation on oil kills economic potential in Nigeria

Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria relies on sale of crude for about 90% of its foreign exchange earnings. The economy has been hit hard by the fall in global oil prices over