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Africa Risk-Reward Index 2019 reveals the Trends Shaping a New Investment Landscape

The report offers a comprehensive and up-to-date view of the highly-dynamic business investment landscape in Africa

The fourth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index from specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks (ControlRisks.com) and independent global advisory firm Oxford Economics (OxfordEconomics.com) has been released today. The report offers a comprehensive and up-to-date view of the highly-dynamic business investment landscape in Africa. The respected index tracks the evolution of…

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Specialist risk consultancy Control Risks’ Nairobi-based team available for analysis of 14 Riverside attack

Kenya has been on heightened alert since its military intervention in Somalia in 2011, which raised the threat of reprisal attacks by Islamist extremists or sympathisers

Specialist risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) is supporting its national and international clients with the response to the 15 January terrorist attack at the 14 Riverside Drive complex in the Westlands district of Nairobi. At around 15:00 (local time), armed gunmen attacked the complex, which houses the DusitD2 hotel and…

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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fuelled spending for economic stability, China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa. This…

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Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Attacks concentrated in Somalia, with Nigeria and Mali as the second most-prominent theatres of Islamist militant activity

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat to Business, Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com), the specialist global risk consultancy, finds that the number of incidents rose from 317 in 2013 to 1,549 for the period…

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Riskmap 2017: A Year of Acute Uncertainty for Business

The high levels of complexity and uncertainty attached to the key political and security issues for the year, highlighted by RiskMap, mean that boards will need to undertake comprehensive reviews of their approaches to risk management

Challenge to globalisation and free trade highlighted by US election and Brexit referendum ushers in a year of heightened strategic uncertainty for business The distinction for businesses between domestic markets perceived as safe and foreign markets perceived as challenging has become marginal as risks increasingly come home through political, cyber…

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Brexit impact on Africa

African markets will suffer from market volatility. Long-term implications subject to global agenda

The short-term implications of Brexit for African economies will be mainly noticeable through market volatility. However, according to Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and NKC African Economics, the longer-term impacts on Africa from Brexit are speculative and depend as much on the attitude of future British governments as on the terms of…

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Governments and Telecoms Top Targeted Sectors for Cyber Attacks in East Africa

Cyber breaches are not confined to developed markets

In East Africa, governments are the top target sector for cyber attacks (33%). Telecommunications (22%) and financial services (17%) follow in close succession. Contrary to the perception that cyber breaches are a problem unique to the large multinational companies based in developed markets, East African organisations are fast becoming a…

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RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016

People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents…

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RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016

People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents…