Oxford Economics Africa and Control Risks’ Africa experts are pleased to present the fifth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index.

South Africa will hold its local government elections on November 1 with popular discontent and voter apathy at an all-time high. The ruling African...

A combination of necessity and opportunity led African economies to accumulate debt at warp speed in the pandemic era. We estimate that fiscal...

Africa Country Insight: Ghana

Posted by Leeuwner Esterhuysen on Sep 17, 2021 2:15:30 AM

Ghana managed to fight off the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. While the country's economic prospects remain largely positive, the...

Foreign military involvement in Africa

Posted by Louw Nel on Sep 2, 2021 1:46:28 PM

Foreign militaries, especially those from the US and France, have invested enormous resources in battling Islamist militancy in Africa, but also to...

Country Insight: Egypt - August 2021

Posted by Callee Davis on Sep 1, 2021 1:29:49 AM

The Egyptian economy has proven resilient in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, but more recent PMI figures suggest that the recovery has since...

Zambia - August elections a pivotal moment

Posted by Zaynab Mohamed on Jul 28, 2021 3:00:25 PM

The Zambia national elections that will be held on August 12 is the most unpredictable election since the country’s independence. Deteriorating...

Africa Country Insight: Nigeria

Posted by Jacques Nel on Jul 23, 2021 12:41:51 PM

Africa’s largest economy is recovering, but on some shaky macroeconomic fundamentals. Both price inflation and unemployment remain elevated. External...