Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Election Watch: Burundi’s constitutional referendum

    May 3, 2018

    On 17 May, Burundian voters will decide if they want to sanction amendments to the constitution. The new text would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for another two seven-year terms from 2020. In addition, the proposed constitution is likely to bring changes to the structure of the Burundian administration. First, it will allow bills in parliament ...

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  • Snapshot: May Day risks

    April 30, 2018

    May Day on 1 May is marked by workers’ rallies and marches around the globe, bringing risks that range from traffic disruption through to violence involving protesters and the authorities.

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  • Trend Assessment: Islamist militants expand their operations in the Sahel

    April 6, 2018

    Islamist militants in the Sahel are staging increasingly sophisticated attacks, posing a risk in ostensibly secure areas, including the regional capitals. This is occurring amid an influx of financial and material support which could pose additional risks to Western interests in the region.

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  • Snapshot: Easter risks

    March 29, 2018

    Easter, the most important Christian festival, brings significant security and travel risks, spanning everything from potential terrorist attacks on places of worship to striking airline cabin crew disrupting holiday plans. Here are some.

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  • Snapshot: Insurance impact of U.S. State Department terrorist designation

    March 5, 2018

    The US Department of State's latest designation of ISIS-affiliated groups and individuals in the Middle East, Africa and Asia could impact insurance for organisations operating in affected territories.

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