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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 Security

Economics of the AK-47

In this era of modern technology and cutting edge military equipment, the Russian assault rifle remains ubiquitous in today’s war zones. What is the reason behind the AK-47’s continued use and economic impact

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan faces impending economic collapse

Oil production has been slashed and oil revenues hurt by falling prices, depriving the government in Juba of most of the money it desperately needs. The UN warns that South

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

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

African energy producers face oil price pressure

While importing countries’ consumers are rejoicing at cheap oil prices, oil-producing countries in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe fiscal downturns from the drastic shift in the global oil market. With global oil

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

 ASEAN pushes for ‘code of conduct’ in South China Sea dispute. The United States Federal Reserve to maintain its current monetary policy stance while members of the African Union and

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Conflict in South Sudan a major concern for China

Economic dependence and political conflict between Sudan and South Sudan has turned into a dire investment climate. Chinese companies are caught in the middle, but also capitalise on political divisions.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

EDA: Sudan’s economy balances on Chinese investment

EXTERNAL DEPENDENCIES ANALYSIS: Sudan’s economy lies in the hands of its Chinese trading partners, who have invested billions of dollars in the East African nation’s oil industry. As the conflict in

International Politics

Is South Sudan a game-changer in China’s foreign policy?

China’s active bid for South Sudan’s peace deal may mark a shift away from its traditional ‘non-interference’ foreign policy towards a more proactive role in global politics. Despite China’s unprecedented rise

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

South Sudan risk threatens FDI

Embroiled in conflict, South Sudan’s presents an high-risk investment environment. The conflict threatens FDI in its oil industry and its overall economic development. The end of 2013 saw growing conflict within