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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan: Post civil war instability

September’s peace deal in South Sudan was greeted with apprehensive relief. Now scepticism is rising.

Middle East/North Africa Politics Special Reports

Is a new civil war looming over Algeria?

The bleak economic situation of Algeria increases the country’s political risk outlook in the coming years

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

Middle East/North Africa Security

Three hard lessons for Syria from Lebanon’s civil war

While the prospect of all-out war in Lebanon is unlikely, the country’s own experience might draw some important lessons on how Syria’s conflict may eventually end. A day before the

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Coffee, anyone? Multinationals take risks in war-torn South Sudan

Uganda is withdrawing its troops from South Sudan. This will heighten political risks for investors and businesses across South Sudan in the short and medium term. In the long-term, high

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

The UK heads to the polls in a hotly contested election. The US Department of Labor releases April’s unemployment figures. Canada’s largest oil producing province votes on a new government.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Not just a proxy war: Yemen’s strategic importance

Yemen is a relatively small, poor, and remote country. However, recent airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition against the advancing Houthi rebels have highlighted the strategic importance of this country.  When

Middle East/North Africa Security

Islamist militias take key oil fields in Libya

Libya goes from bad to worse and approaches failed state status. The implications could be far-reaching. Bad news out of Libya has become the norm since the ousting of Muammar

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Can fractious Burundi be mended?

Burundi’s upcoming presidential elections set for June 2015 have been overshadowed by uncertainty and ambiguity, as current President Pierre Nkurunziza aims to stand for a controversial third term. The opposition

Middle East/North Africa Politics

ISIL in Iraq Series: What does ISIL mean for Iraqi Kurdistan?

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has moved onto the Kurdistan Regional Governorate’s doorstep, killing and plundering its way from Mosul to near Baghdad. Some champions of Kurdistan see