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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Zambia heading for another political crisis in the future?

The recent arrest of Zambia’s opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, on treason charges has stoked fears of renewed unrest in the Southern African nation.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Should Zambia finance Eurobonds with marijuana?

Zambia is suffering a severe hangover from its decade long commodity boom, as mounting debt and energy shortages are crippling the once vibrant economy.

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

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.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Copper proves a rocky road for Zambia

Copper mining has fueled economic growth in Zambia over the last decade, but the country risk becoming dependent on a single commodity.

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 Sub-Saharan Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo: The next emerging economy?

With positive macroeconomic indicators, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is aspiring to be an emerging country by 2030. To achieve this goal, the country appears to be more willing

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

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Under-the-radar growth increases in southern Africa

Southern African countries will be rapidly growing emerging markets in the near future. The combination of growing political stability and an expanding middle class of consumers makes the region an

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Air travel necessary for continued sub-Saharan growth

While the prospects of massive economic growth throughout Africa have been heavily touted by the international press, the physical interconnectivity of sub-Saharan states and their links to potential investors in