Sub-Saharan Africa

  • SNAPSHOT: Travel implications of the DRC Ebola outbreak

    June 11, 2019

    Since August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola has been spreading in the provinces of Ituri and North Kivu, north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Amid mounting insecurity the number of infections has expanded rapidly since the beginning of the year. The outbreak is looking increasingly likely to have global implications. A2 Global assesses the impact on travel and tourism. 

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  • SNAPSHOT: Report on corruption in Kenya’s private sector offers lessons to compliance professionals

    May 24, 2019

    A new report by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) seeks to map out corruption risks by sector and activities in the country. A2 Global assesses what the findings mean to compliance officers. 

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  • Election Watch: South Africa’s election results limits the president’s ability to bring about change

    May 15, 2019

    The re-election of Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa’s president brings hope of change from the Zuma years, but ruling party infighting, needed wide-ranging reforms and an unfavourable global economy are likely to reduce his ability to fight corruption and relaunch industrial output.

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  • Case study: Ethiopia’s long-awaited but nascent oil and gas sector

    April 1, 2019

    On 16 February, officials from Ethiopia and Djibouti signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a pipeline that will transport gas extracted in southern Ethiopia’s Ogaden region, in the Somali Regional State (SRS). The MoU confirmed that Ethiopia’s nascent oil and gas sector was finally picking up pace. It also underscored China’s growing influence in both Djibouti and Ethiopia.

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  • Election Watch: DR Congo’s political transition indicates continuity

    February 4, 2019

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has a new president since 24 January. Although this was a historic day in Congolese history – it was effectively the first peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in 1960 – President Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo is unlikely to bring about the significant changes that the DRC needs or that many investors were hoping for during the next five years. In line with A2 Global’s previous warnings, ex-president Joseph Kabila and his allies will remain in control of government policies, businesses and the courts, indicating that businesses will face political and bureaucratic continuity despite ambitious promises made by Tshisekedi during his election campaign.

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