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Africa Risk Reward Index

NKC African Economics’ and Control Risks’ Africa experts are pleased to present the fifth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. The index captures the evolution of the investment environment and risk landscape in major African markets.

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Get unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

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  • The #EU announced on June 21 that it will revoke the suspension of financial cooperation with #Burundi, a year after President Evariste Ndayishimiye came into power. Human rights organisations have decried the decision.

  • Prosecutors in #Namibia have applied for the two Fishrot corruption cases, involving the state-owned Fishcor and Namgomar companies, to be tried as a single case. Justice in the N$2.5bn scheme will be essential to restore trust in the Swapo-led government.

  • Cocoa market regulators in #CôtedIvoire and #Ghana have threatened to expose companies that they accuse of undermining the $400 per tonne premium (called the living income differential) aimed at combatting farmer poverty in the world's two largest #cocoa producing nations.

  • The list of policy recommendations in the latest #Nigeria #WorldBank update shows just how stark ideological rifts remain. Regardless, the Bank continues to commit resources, indicative of how important it deems a stable Nigeria is for regional and potentially global stability.

  • Business confidence in #Mozambique slightly up in April, but outlook clouded by Covid-19 and Cabo Delgado crisis.

  • Backing by the IMF boosted demand for #Kenya’s latest $1bn Eurobond sale – issued at a rate of 6.3%. The proceeds of the new issue are earmarked for liquidity management.

  • Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah attended a ceremony marking the reopening of #Libya's coastal road linking Misrata and Sirte on June 20. The move was a welcome development ahead of Germany-UN sponsored talks in Berlin, starting June 23.

  • A World Health Organisation representative said that #Tanzania is in the process of joining Covax, the global vaccine programme. Inoculating citizens against #Covid19 will be another departure from the policies of former president John Magufuli.

Africa Economic Insight

Get unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

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Sample Country Report

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Bespoke Policy and Scenario Analysis

A detailed scenario analysis of different policy actions the Central Bank of Nigeria could take in response to the foreign exchange liquidity squeeze in 2016, the effects on foreign reserves to be expected under each, and the resulting consequences for firms needing to repatriate profits.

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Bespoke Macroeconomic Report

A report on logistics in Djibouti covering infrastructure, human resources, electricity and the financial sector, and which included macroeconomic overviews of the neighbouring countries for which Djibouti serves as a transport hub. For an Emirati harbour logistics firm.

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