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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

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

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

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

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

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Sensitive political issues strain Uganda’s relations with international donors

Political issues in Uganda have a direct effect on the willingness and ability of international donors to provide aid. If the Ugandan government under President Museveni doesn’t take steps to

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Has foreign aid led to economic growth in Uganda?

Uganda’s impressive economic growth has led to a significant poverty reduction over the last two decades, while the country has, at the same time, been amongst the world’s top aid

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Can Uganda escape the natural resource curse?

Uganda is standing at a crossroads: exploration of its significant oil reserves is due to start in 2017 and is expected to generate huge revenues and foreign investments. Can Uganda

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

What lies ahead for the EAC?

While the EAC has made substantial progress, its future is threatened by multiple overlapping preferential trade agreements and plans for a larger continental economic community. Among developing countries, the East

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Uganda homophobia could force oil industry development

Foreign aid to Uganda ended abruptly following a measure recently signed into law prohibiting homosexuality. Uganda may have to rely on developing its oil industry to offset the loss of