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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Africa prepared for a potential Zika outbreak?

The risks of contracting Zika are much less severe than Ebola. Still, a potential outbreak could hugely impact African economies and the tourism industry.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Three African tech start-ups driving change

As Africa’s community of start-ups grows, it is increasingly addressing the continent’s problems in transportation, education and connectivity.

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

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

The LRA returns: how the militant group is staging a bloody comeback in central Africa

A seemingly depleted force, the Lord’s Resistance Army has escalated its violent campaign in 2016, with analysts warning that it is staging a bloody comeback. Once Africa’s most notorious rebel

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

CVE: A necessary tool in Kenya’s security drive

The occurrence of unprecedented terrorist attacks across the globe has driven policy makers to invest in initiatives that prevent rather than react to the roots of violent extremism. As Kenya

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

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa, not the Middle East, has seen the sharpest uptick in terrorism

With Nigeria’s Boko Haram overtaking ISIS as the world’s deadliest terrorist organization, and with three out of five of the world’s most lethal terror groups operating in Africa, the beleaguered

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

East Africa’s pipeline politics in 2016

East Africa’s LAPSSET project remains at the volatile nexus of political and commercial dynamics with its short to medium term success increasingly unlikely. East Africa’s aspirations for economic integration were

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

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Eurobonds: Africa’s new patronage machine

Eurobonds have become popular financial solutions to Africa’s economic woes. However, their increased popularity may in fact result in increased risks for both lenders and borrowers. Eurobonds remain increasingly popular