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COVID-19: Security impacts in Africa

COVID-19: Security impacts in Africa

June 3, 2020

Barnaby Fletcher, Control Risks’ lead analyst for Southern Africa, speaks with Vincent Rouget and Tim Cox, two of our leads on West and Central Africa, to discuss the developing security risks amid the Covid-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. This is part of a regular series exploring the impact of COVID-19 on this dynamic, but vulnerable, region.

COVID-19: No easy fix for food security challenges in Africa

COVID-19: No easy fix for food security challenges in Africa

May 20, 2020

Barnaby Fletcher, Control Risks’ lead analyst for Southern Africa, speaks with Halima Aden and Rose Mumanya, two of our researchers based in Nairobi, to discuss the growing threat of food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa. This is part of a regular series of podcasts exploring the impact of COVID-19 on this dynamic, but vulnerable, region.

COVID-19: Considerations for investors in Africa

COVID-19: Considerations for investors in Africa

May 6, 2020

Vincent Rouget, our lead on West and Central Africa, and Clare Morton, an associate director in our business intelligence focused on Africa, discuss the effect that the uncertainty created by COVID-19 is having on investors and lenders in Africa, both in the short term and the longer term.

COVID-19: Africa’s battle with disinformation

COVID-19: Africa’s battle with disinformation

May 4, 2020

Barnaby Fletcher, Control Risks’ lead analyst for Southern Africa, and Bukola Bolarinwa, one of our Africa analysts, discuss the perils of disinformation in Africa, how it spreads and what governments are doing to combat it. This is the second in a regular series of podcasts exploring the impact of COVID-19 on this dynamic, but vulnerable, region.

RiskMap Podcast: Planning for Natural Disasters; Africa Investment Risks & Rewards; Catalonia’s Independence Vote

RiskMap Podcast: Planning for Natural Disasters; Africa Investment Risks & Rewards; Catalonia’s Independence Vote

October 1, 2017

The RiskMap Podcast - A conversation about what's happening in the world and what it means for global business.

In this edition:

  • Rebecca Scorzato, a Partner in the Crisis & Resilience Consulting practice in the Americas, talks about what companies can do prior to and in the aftermath of a natural disaster to ensure the safety of their assets and people, and to resume normal business operations. [Minute 1:47]
  • The flipside of risk is opportunity. Paul Gabriel, lead author of the Africa Risk/Reward Index published by Control Risks and Oxford Economics, discusses highlights from the report and what investors eyeing the continent ought to consider. [Minute 9:27]
  • Nick Panes, head of Control Risks' Global Risk Analysis practice for Europe & Africa, reflects on a recent business trip to Madrid and discusses Catalonia's independence referendum and its impact. [Minute 13:43]

 

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RiskMap Podcast: Venezuela update; Power shifts in Southern Africa; The global cyber threat

RiskMap Podcast: Venezuela update; Power shifts in Southern Africa; The global cyber threat

August 14, 2017

The RiskMap Podcast - A conversation about what's happening in the world and what it means for global business.

In this edition:

  • Laura Sharkey, an analyst covering the Andean region, provides an update on the crisis in Venezuela and the outlook for businesses operating there as the government of President Nicolas Maduro continues making moves to completely centralize power. [Minute 1:15]
  • A series of high profile cyber attacks in recent months have highlighted the significant risks facing global businesses. Nicolas Reyes, Associate Director for Cyber Security, discusses how companies can get ahead of the ever-shifting cyber threat. [Minute 7:58]
  • Barnaby Fletcher, an analyst covering Southern Africa, discusses the upcoming presidential election in Angola that will close the 38-year tenure of president José Eduardo dos Santos, South Africa's recent vote to continue the controversial rule of president Jacob Zuma, and how the varying questions around power and leadership throughout the region will impact the business environment. [Minute 16:30]

 

The RiskMap podcast is produced by Control Risks, the leading international risk consultancy.  

Continue the discussion with us on Twitter @Control_Risks

What would you like to hear about on the RiskMap podcast? Email podcast@controlrisks.com with your comments and questions.

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RiskMap Podcast: Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, & Cameroon

RiskMap Podcast: Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, & Cameroon

May 1, 2017

In this May 1, 2017 edition of the RiskMap Podcast, Control Risks' analysts around the globe discuss the progress of Saudi Vision 2030 and a recent government reshuffle; what the election of leftist president Lenin Moreno means for Ecuador and the business environment; and a 3-month internet shutdown in Cameroon amid protests that have exposed deep divisions in a country that has long been stable. 

RiskMap Podcast: The ousting of Park Geun-hye, US-Mexico relations and doing business in Mali

RiskMap Podcast: The ousting of Park Geun-hye, US-Mexico relations and doing business in Mali

March 13, 2017

In this edition of the RiskMap Podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Angela Mancini, we discuss what lies ahead for South Korea now that Park Geun-hye has been  ousted as president. Also: behind the bluster, what’s happening in US Mexico relations, and how’s business in Africa’s second largest gold producer?

RiskMap Podcast: Building a Dubai in Africa; the future of US-EU security cooperation; Brazil & Argentina opening to trade

RiskMap Podcast: Building a Dubai in Africa; the future of US-EU security cooperation; Brazil & Argentina opening to trade

February 25, 2017

In this edition of the RiskMap podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Maria Knapp, we discuss the African countries who are vying to build the continent’s first Dubai-like megahub; US-EU and NATO relations in the wake of the Munich Security Conference; and the outlook for Brazil and Argentina as they liberalize their economies. 

RiskMap Podcast: European political risk, civil unrest in Chad, and a controversial presidential race in Peru

RiskMap Podcast: European political risk, civil unrest in Chad, and a controversial presidential race in Peru

April 1, 2016

In our look ahead at the coming two weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss political risk in Europe and the troubled presidential elections in Chad and Peru.

RiskMap Podcast: Obama’s Cuba visit, Congolese presidential elections, and a potential peace deal in Colombia

RiskMap Podcast: Obama’s Cuba visit, Congolese presidential elections, and a potential peace deal in Colombia

March 18, 2016

In this edition of the RiskMap podcast we discuss Cuban-American relations in light of President Obama's historic visit to Havana, Presidential elections in Congo-Brazzaville, and the impending peace deal that could soon end the decades-old civil war in Colombia.  

RiskMap Podcast: We look ahead to the coming year and discuss some of the key themes addressed in our RiskMap 2016.
Africa and the commodities slow down

Africa and the commodities slow down

December 13, 2015

In this RiskMap 2016 podcast, a selection of Control Risks Africa analysts discuss what effect the chill in the commodities markets will have on the export-dependent nations of Africa.

Pinning down Al Shabaab

Pinning down Al Shabaab

July 21, 2015

Kenya's Westgate shopping mall has reopened nearly two years after an attack by Somali militant group al Shabaab.  Kenya now says it has al Shabaab on the run, but is the threat misunderstood?

RiskMap Podcast: Trans-Pacific trade and US-Africa ties

RiskMap Podcast: Trans-Pacific trade and US-Africa ties

July 17, 2015

The coming weeks will see trade ministers convene in Hawaii for renewed talks on the proposed Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, as well as major developments in US-African relationships—the arrival of newly elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington, and a subsequent trip by Barack Obama to Kenya and Ethiopia. Hosted by Angela Mancini and Jonathan Wood.

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