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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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  • .#Zambia requests six-month debt suspension of debt service payments from Eurobond holders after indicating in August that it will seek private sector participation in the DSSI.

  • .#Kenya’s Chief Justice David Maraga has recommended to President Uhuru Kenyatta that the country’s Parliament be dissolved for failing to enact gender parity legislation, as per the constitution, but his calls are unlikely to be heeded.

  • Expected debt relief for #Angola of up to $6.2bn over the next three years from three of its most prominent creditors to help fill the financing gap.

  • The Council of the Bank al-Maghrib (BAM) decided to keep #Morocco`s key policy rate unchanged at 1.5% at its most recent meeting on Tuesday, September 22.

  • .#Inflation in #CotedIvoire has slowed somewhat in August on the back of weaker oil prices and easing transportation costs. Currently averaging 2.5% for 2020 so far, it seems like the oil price will determine the direction of inflation in the last four months of the year.

  • .#CBN reduces #Nigeria’s policy rate by 100 bps to 11.5% despite inflation trending sharply higher. CBN now to rely on supply-side measures to combat inflation, but will this have the desired impact?

  • Former president of #Malawi Joyce Banda has been implicated in the US #FinCENfiles which revealed how $2trn in illicit funds moved across 170 countries for two decades. She is being investigated over an arms deal with #SouthAfrica’s Paramount Group.

  • Our expectation of trouble in #Cotedivoire over the rest of the year has been strengthened by Bédié’s call for civil disobedience. President Ouattara remains the favourite to win.

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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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