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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Moise Katumbi: a wolf in sheep’s clothing

A guest post by Bernard Katompa, President of the Génération Déterminée Movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC heads to the polls in November 2016. The Democratic

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

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Congo 2016: Too much to lose, too big to fail

Bernard Katompa, President of the Génération Déterminée Movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), provides his take on what’s at stake in the DRC in 2016. Just last week,

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Crackdown on protests in Africa threatens investment

Civil unrest, its suppression, and the technology that fuels it all may affect investment in Africa. As documented in a new book called Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change, Africa

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo hangs on President Kabila’s next move

Will Kabila choose democracy and peace, or power and potential violence? Further instability could spell ruin for the DRC economy.  President Joseph Kabila’s options for the 2016 presidential elections in

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

The Grand Inga Dam: Solution to Africa’s “energy apartheid?”

A look at one of the most ambitious megaprojects in the modern era which could unlock Africa’s potential and uplift millions out of energy poverty.  Megaprojects in emerging markets have

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi coup shows Africa’s democratic challenges

After a failed coup in Burundi by Major General Godefroid Niyombare, President Nkurunziza returned to the country and secured his power. The crisis should be seen as just one of

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo: The next emerging economy?

With positive macroeconomic indicators, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is aspiring to be an emerging country by 2030. To achieve this goal, the country appears to be more willing

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola working to counter piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

With acts of piracy and armed robbery becoming more prevalent in the Gulf of Guinea, Angola recently announced it will host an international conference on maritime security later this year. In

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