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Economics Europe Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloc to Bloc: SADC’s modest EPA gains

The recent EPA between the EU and ‘SADC EPA Group’ symbolically intensifies trade ties, but greater impacts are likely to be felt outside this relationship.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Will 2019 make or break Botswana?

Botswana’s opposition will run a single candidate in 2019 in order to unseat the long-ruling BDP: the country’s political and economic future are at stake.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Brazilian leaders meet following protests. US economic data could cast shadow over probable rate hike in September. Greece faces IMF repayment deadline. Southern African leaders meet for summit. Japan releases economic data.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

What will Sub-Saharan Africa look like in 2030?

According to the U.S National Security Council, Sub-Saharan Africa’s role within the global community will change dramatically in the mid-term future. A number of opportunities need to be fully embraced by

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Will the Southern African Customs Union last?

One of Africa’s flagship customs unions has gone a long way towards achieving regional economic integration. But this has come at a high – perhaps unacceptable – cost to its

International Natural resources and energy

Four Countries that beat the resource curse

Four countries that have successfully navigated the potential pitfalls of natural resource wealth provide examples of how best to avoid falling victim to the “paradox of plenty.” A quick look

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

International Politics

10 Unexpected but Well-Governed Countries

Everyone knows that the Scandinavian countries have great welfare systems, low levels of corruption and highly responsive governments. Just as everyone knows that Singapore and Hong Kong have incredibly efficient