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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 15-21 October

China’s 19th Party Congress. Egypt’s state of emergency. Catalonian independence. Elections in Kyrgyzstan. US-Turkey relations.  All in The Week Ahead. 

Politics

Fading tulips: Kyrgyz presidential vote comes amid rising authoritarianism

The presidential election in Kyrgyzstan to be held on 15 October 2017 promises to be the region’s most contentious and unpredictable since the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

Guest Post Latin America Politics

Guest Post: Is Venezuela experiencing resistance fatigue?

Food and medicine shortages in Venezuela are growing increasingly severe, inflation levels are rising, and many citizens are struggling to meet their basic needs. Despite these circumstances, Venezuelans continue to

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.

Politics Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya: What IEBC violence means for investors

The violence accompanying opposition-led protests against Kenya’s electoral commission may undermine the country’s economic prospects and damage its already-shaky business environment.

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

Latin America Politics

Latin American sees rising public discontent

In most Latin American countries, people are taking to the streets to protest against their governments for a variety of issues. If public services and governance indicators do not improve,