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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

A year on: Magufuli’s reforms and Tanzania’s economic outlook

Magufuli’s hard-line approach to governmental reform is dividing opinion. It is too early to see how his economic and political policies will impact Tanzania in the long-term. Last week the

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: EAC infighting highlights divisions, threatens EU trade deal

Divisions in the EAC over the EU EPA highlights problems in the bloc and competing developmental strategies; if the EAC cannot act as one, can it survive?

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Zambia’s president faces tough choices ahead of August election

A shrinking economy, violent escalations, and a possible IMF bailout have put Zambia’s President Lungu in a difficult position ahead of 2016 election.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi-Rwanda tensions may lead to ethnic conflict

Despite having much in common, Burundi and Rwanda have not had the best of relationships. The political crisis in Burundi over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term has further strained relationship between the

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

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi Crisis beyond Nkurunziza’s Re-Election

Mounting political unrest triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision in April to seek a third term has left dozens dead. His rejection of the African Prevention and Protection Mission in

International Politics

Top 5 political risks to watch for in 2016

The year 2016 will pose a number of major risks for the international community, not only in traditional trouble spots but also in the democracies of the West and in

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 Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi instability poses problems for East Africa

President Nkurunziza is likely to continue to perpetuate political instability through repressive conduct, in order to hold on to power. This will negatively impact East Africa’s economic prospects. Since April

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic integration in East Africa will prove challenging

Several recent trade wars between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda emphasize some of the key challenges faced by the East African Community for a successful economic integration. The drive for political