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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Mozambique increased national debt by 20% in three easy steps

Mozambique’s debt scandal highlights the risks in letting security services run businesses, as they undermine transparency and economic independence.

Economics Europe Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloc to Bloc: SADC’s modest EPA gains

The recent EPA between the EU and ‘SADC EPA Group’ symbolically intensifies trade ties, but greater impacts are likely to be felt outside this relationship.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Mozambique on course for default

After the revelation of hidden debts, the IMF has suspended its emergency aid to Mozambique, and the country is now on course for defaulting on its national debt.

Economics Power Brokers Sub-Saharan Africa

How Adriano Maleiane is transforming Mozambique’s economy

A special GRI Power Brokers feature on Adriano Maleiane. Mozambican Finance Minister Maleiane does not have an easy job. Yet his resolve has helped promote macroeconomic stability and encourage investment

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Mozambique free of landmines but extractive sector remains explosive

Extractive sectors face persistent security and political risks which could become increasingly serious as investment floods in, unless effectively managed by investors and the government. On November 16, 2015, it

International Politics

Flags carry political risk

The renewed debate in the United States over the Confederate flag has shown how flags can carry political risk for national and local governments. In the globalized era, it is more

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Tensions in Mozambique may threaten extractive sector

The political situation in Mozambique has become worrisome, as opposition party Renamo puts pressure on the ruling Frelimo party and threatens to use force to achieve its political objectives. Conflict over

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Can the Central African Federation survive recent events?

In the wake of  recent sweeping environmental and political events, member countries of the defunct Central African Federation make painful choices to improve their economic performance. Will a rainbow follow the

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

New energy bill creates uncertainty for investors in Nigeria

Nigeria tries to develop its stagnating oil reserves by attracting foreign investment through a new Petroleum Industry Bill. But the bill seems more likely to create greater political risk and scare

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic stakes are high in Mozambique’s elections

Low risk of post-electoral violence bodes well for investor confidence in Mozambique. However, potential changes to the regulatory framework and slow infrastructure development are likely to hinder investment in the booming