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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Eurobonds: Africa’s new patronage machine

Eurobonds have become popular financial solutions to Africa’s economic woes. However, their increased popularity may in fact result in increased risks for both lenders and borrowers. Eurobonds remain increasingly popular

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

US Fed to raise rates. WTO meets in Kenya. Mexico announces auction winners. Summit on terrorism financing. Spanish elections’ outcome politically dangerous. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Federal Reserve Likely to Raise Interest Rates for

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenyatta tackles corruption in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta recently reshuffled his cabinet in an effort to root out corruption in Kenya. Nonetheless, corruption risks will remain a problem for investors while political and economic fortunes

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Lake Turkana: A land of opportunity?

Lake Turkana region in north-west Kenya is attracting significant foreign investment. However, political and security dynamics are sensitive, fragile and complex. Turkana County, an underdeveloped, remote and impoverished part of

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic integration in East Africa will prove challenging

Several recent trade wars between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda emphasize some of the key challenges faced by the East African Community for a successful economic integration. The drive for political

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

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania’s election pivotal for MNCs, regional players

The outcome of Tanzania’s elections will be pivotal for the country’s economy and its political influence in East Africa. Tanzania’s elections, scheduled for 25 October 2015, are set to be

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

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

In Kenya, it’s “Game of Phones” in the telecom sector

Things are moving fast in Kenya’s telecommunications sector. As a consequence of the enormous growth in the mobile communications industry in Kenya, tensions might undermine its further development as the

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Washington and Havana mend ties with reopening of embassies. TPP meeting in Hawaii could be final stage after eight years of negotiation. President Obama meets with Nigerian and Kenyan leaders to strengthen security