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Finance Middle East/North Africa

Côte d’Ivoire should no longer be overlooked in the market

Despite its recent history, Côte d’Ivoire is certainly emerging as a powerful economic player in West Africa and is worth paying attention to.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sukuk bonds boom in West Africa

West Africa has long been under-serviced by Islamic finance, yet 2016 is seeing major growth in sukuk issuances, with domestic and foreign interest piqued.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa in 2016: Winners and Losers in the New Year

Having weathered a torrid 2015, Sub-Saharan Africa faces another trying year financially. GRI considers who will be the main winners and losers in Africa in 2016. Plunging commodity prices and

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

What to expect in 2016 in Africa

Africa in 2016, in some cases, will be marked by heightened political risks motivated by economic problems, but in other cases, characterized by improved political environments and reduced risks. Predicting

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

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

2015 Mo Ibrahim Index sees stagnating governance progress in Africa

The 2015 Mo Ibrahim Index shows a stagnation in governance progress in Africa, with more than a third of the countries having experienced a reversal since 2011. CAR, Mali and

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Ouattara victory bodes well for Ivorian economy

A fractious opposition and strong support for President Alassana Ouattara will most likely guarantee a victory for the incumbent. Unlike the last presidential election, risks of violence are low but

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Educating Côte d’Ivoire’s youth key to growth

Four years after a post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, in which 3,000 people were killed, the greatest risk to political stability and security in the country is its uneducated youth. Since

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Côte d’Ivoire needs natural gas to satisfy electricity demand

As electricity demand is projected to expand beyond Côte d’Ivoire’s existing supply of power generation sources, the country depends on future discoveries of natural gas to meet its domestic growth

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

African energy producers face oil price pressure

While importing countries’ consumers are rejoicing at cheap oil prices, oil-producing countries in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe fiscal downturns from the drastic shift in the global oil market. With global oil