Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Case Study: Reviving South Sudan’s ailing oil sector

    February 10, 2017

    South Sudan wants to double its oil output in the next financial year. International oil companies are ready to move in but they want to know if their operations will be secure.

    Investors want to resume operations

    In December 2016, the South Sudanese government announced it intended to double its oil output ...

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  • Global implications of the Odebrecht corruption scandal

    February 6, 2017

    A guilty plea in New York by a Brazilian engineering firm has far-reaching political and economic implications.

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  • Situation Report: Nigeria’s 2017 woes

    February 4, 2017

    Despite significant strides against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, Nigeria will continue to face a tough security and economic outlook in 2017.

    Boko Haram Islamist insurgency

    Nigeria started 2017 on a positive note. On 24 December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that Nigerian troops participating in Operation Lafiya Dole had seized the last stronghold of Islamist non-state armed group (NSAG) Boko Haram, in ...

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