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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

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Migrants cost Africa billions in lost human capital

About 55,000 migrants are believed to be smuggled from across Africa into Europe annually. While Europe benefits, human capital flight of both unskilled and highly skilled workers accounts for substantial

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tapping Africa’s Beer Market

Leading breweries are racing to capitalize on Africa’s massive potential consumer market, but risks remain for both investors and host countries Across Europe and North America, leading breweries must contend

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Policy uncertainty stunts growth in South Africa

Exogenous developments such as a slowing Chinese economy and potential rising US interest rates mean emerging markets like South Africa are set for a turbulent period. The post-2008 financial crisis

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Boko Haram re-creating a caliphate in Africa?

Both Boko Haram and ISIS have emerged as serious security threats, which draw upon religious-historical ties to boost their images. ISIS is attempting to redraw the border of the Middle

Economics South and Central Asia

Bangladesh garment industry: Compliant? Yes. Competitive? Not so much.

While Bangladesh has set out an ambitious export strategy, a variety of factors and challenges will ultimately determine its execution. With a booming readymade garment manufacturing industry, Bangladesh follows China

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Educating Côte d’Ivoire’s youth key to growth

Four years after a post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, in which 3,000 people were killed, the greatest risk to political stability and security in the country is its uneducated youth. Since

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Leaders of Germany, France, and Ukraine meet to discuss Eastern Ukraine. U.S. data released before major Fed summit. Conference in Gabon will stress U.S.-Africa trade ties. Brazil releases economic figures. All in the