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Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Investing in Mali? An in-depth look at Malian political and security risk

Mali has in recent years flipped from being a heralded model of democracy to being mired in civil war. The history of the large, arid country in the western Sahel

International Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa seeks more equitable deal at UN Climate Summit

Despite contributing only a fraction of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is being hit hardest by the effects of climate change. Now armed with a common approach, African leaders

Europe Security

France’s war on terror may overextend its resources

With France in open war with the Islamic State after the November 13th attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead, its commitments and ability to credibly fulfill them is

Economics International

What does India have to offer Africa?

By tapping into its special relationship with the African continent, India may be able to close the gap left by China. The arrival of India as a major player on

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Fixation on oil kills economic potential in Nigeria

Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria relies on sale of crude for about 90% of its foreign exchange earnings. The economy has been hit hard by the fall in global oil prices over

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s new cabinet faced with a difficult task

Nigeria awaits the third-quarter growth statistics set to be released later this month. However, irrespective of the figures, the new economic team is confronted with the hard task of fixing

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

2015 Mo Ibrahim Index sees stagnating governance progress in Africa

The 2015 Mo Ibrahim Index shows a stagnation in governance progress in Africa, with more than a third of the countries having experienced a reversal since 2011. CAR, Mali and

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Is US troop deployment Boko Haram’s downfall?

As part of broader regional efforts to stop the spread of Boko Haram and violent extremism in western Africa, President Barack Obama ordered 300 US troops to Cameroon on Wednesday,

International Security

Economics of the AK-47

In this era of modern technology and cutting edge military equipment, the Russian assault rifle remains ubiquitous in today’s war zones. What is the reason behind the AK-47’s continued use and economic impact

Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Markets expect Fed to hold rates. Japan weighs stimulus options, EU considers the same. Deutsche Bank to release review. Conference explores African energy trends. Colombia may raise interest rates. All in the Weekly