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Asia Pacific Politics

East Timor needs more than peaceful elections to survive

After a peaceful election it looks like smooth sailing for East Timor, yet there are growing risks that need addressing if long-term stability is be secured.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

By developing its strategic location midway between the Middle East and the Straits of Malacca Sri Lanka faces both opportunities, and growing risks.

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 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.

Economics Latin America

New push for competition policy in Latin America

Latin America has a chance to reap the benefits of competition policy and anti-trust regulation for economic development and regional integration.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tanzania’s helium find risks greater instability over land

A new helium find will spur mining in Tanzania, yet this risks increasing tensions with indigenous communities over land rights, threatening investors.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

How Asia’s dead are causing instability

Asia’s aging populations, lack of burial space, religious preferences, and environmental concerns are causing problems in Singapore, Hong Kong, and beyond.

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

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Violence in Central African Republic hinders development

The Central African Republic (CAR) has endured multiple civil wars spawning many anti-government militias. Elections have been postponed indefinitely, as Bangui descends into ethno-religious violence. CAR’s long-running civil war can