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Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Cameroon’s crackdown is creating internet refugees

Cameroon’s internet blackout is stoking regional unrest, threatening trade and creating internet refugees as a humanitarian crisis looms in the background.

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 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.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK votes on Brexit. Nigeria shifts exchange rates. Yellen speaks to Congress. Egyptian courts rule on islands. The AIIB holds its first meeting.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s economy is crumbling under the burden of corruption and low oil prices

Low oil prices and rampant corruption severely affect Nigeria’s economy and threaten to disturb a fragile balance between the country’s ethnic and religious communities.

Economics Power Brokers Sub-Saharan Africa

How Aliko Dangote became the builder of modern Africa

In a continent where few billionaires venture into manufacturing, Dangote, the continent’s richest man, has seized the mantle as Africa’s industrializer.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

China deal will not solve Nigeria’s problems

Nigeria secured 6 billion USD worth of investments from China, but short-term economic gains are hurting long-term parity of the relationship.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

These are Sub-Saharan Africa’s 3 brightest spots for doing business

Though the past year has been particularly hard on Africa’s frontier markets, the continent is likely to maintain its robust economic growth overall. This potential should remain attractive to both local and

International Natural resources and energy

Saudi-Russian deal not a quick fix for the oil crisis

The recent deal struck between Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela to prop up oil prices by freezing production levels at January levels might have a psychological effect on oil

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

For Nigeria and Angola, the prospect of international loans offers a mixed blessing

With Nigeria and Angola seeking international loans to help ease their oil pain, investors are hoping that any loans will lead to a revision of their worrisome economic policies.  With