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Security Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: What Trump, Trudeau and the Security Council all agree on

The Trump administration joins UN Security Council calls for peacekeeping reform and reduced expenditure in the DRC, but there is more than meets the eye. Donald Trump’s America First Budget

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Kabila’s le Glissement: Potential scenarios of the DRC’s political transition

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has never experienced a peaceful transition of power and is now, as anticipated, in the midst of another political crisis. Joseph Kabila, the

Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Instability in Zambia increases as election looms

Zambia is witnessing violence against opposition parties and foreigners n the run-up to elections in August. With the economy in trouble in the wake of low commodity prices, President Edgar Lungu is attempting to consolidate power, after what has been a tumultuous two years.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

DRC faces further unrest, violence with latest plans to postpone election

The postponement plans are likely to spook investors and weigh on the DRC’s economic growth. In a move likely to spark further unrest and violence, the Democratic Republic of Congo

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Moise Katumbi: a wolf in sheep’s clothing

A guest post by Bernard Katompa, President of the Génération Déterminée Movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC heads to the polls in November 2016. The Democratic

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

Congo 2016: Too much to lose, too big to fail

Bernard Katompa, President of the Génération Déterminée Movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), provides his take on what’s at stake in the DRC in 2016. Just last week,

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo hangs on President Kabila’s next move

Will Kabila choose democracy and peace, or power and potential violence? Further instability could spell ruin for the DRC economy.  President Joseph Kabila’s options for the 2016 presidential elections in

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

The Grand Inga Dam: Solution to Africa’s “energy apartheid?”

A look at one of the most ambitious megaprojects in the modern era which could unlock Africa’s potential and uplift millions out of energy poverty.  Megaprojects in emerging markets have