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Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Intercommunal violence poses threat to Nigeria’s economy

Intercommunal violence and conflict in the Middle Belt, an area known for crop production, poses a threat to Nigeria’s economy and ultimately the livelihood of its people.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

The Nigerian oil industry and renewed instability in the Delta

Throughout the spring and summer of 2018, the Nigerian petroleum industry has suffered major production and export complications, exacerbated by an atmosphere of political instability.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Despite risks, cryptocurrency presents an exciting opportunity in Africa

As more states in Africa come to accept cryptocurrency in a technology-first approach to digitizing and diversifying their markets, these markets could exploit cryptocurrency opportunities.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Civil unrest awaits Chad as Idriss Déby likely to remain unchallenged

Chad will hold parliamentary elections in 2018, three years after the end of the initial parliamentary term, with Idriss Déby set to remain in power.

Politics Security Sub-Saharan Africa

5 Africa stories to watch in 2018

From widely known, to worrying to weird, here are five developing stories to watch in Africa as we kick off 2018.

Economics International

Automation will make countries with a youth bulge more volatile

Automation is on track to disrupt the status quo everywhere, but nations with a youth bulge will be more affected than others.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Should investors keep giving the Buhari administration the benefit of the doubt?

Despite Nigeria’s recession investors keep buying Nigerian bonds. But will the Buhari administration deliver on economic reform?

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloc to bloc: why ECOWAS cannot sign the EU’s EPA

Another European EPA hits a wall in Africa as Nigeria – the continent’s largest economy – continues to reject a West African deal.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Cameroon’s crackdown is creating internet refugees

Cameroon’s internet blackout is stoking regional unrest, threatening trade and creating internet refugees as a humanitarian crisis looms in the background.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sukuk bonds boom in West Africa

West Africa has long been under-serviced by Islamic finance, yet 2016 is seeing major growth in sukuk issuances, with domestic and foreign interest piqued.