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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Crackdown on protests in Africa threatens investment

Civil unrest, its suppression, and the technology that fuels it all may affect investment in Africa. As documented in a new book called Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change, Africa

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

What does fall of Compaoré mean for Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso’s president Blaise Compaoré was ousted in a coup d’etat after 27 years in office. Still, the next elected head of state faces significant economic hurdles to regaining social

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Can Burkina Faso’s interim leader salvage investor confidence?

Just a few months ago, KPMG listed Ouagadougou as one of West Africa’s three up-and-coming investment cities. Burkina Faso was seen as a hot new frontier market. But with the

Economics International

10 countries most improved in “Ease of Doing Business”

The top ten list of most improved countries in the new Ease of Doing Business report from the World Bank includes some surprising members. The World Bank has just put