RiskMap Podcast: The Brexit verdict, Nigeria’s challenges, and China’s new development bank

June 24, 2016

In this edition we discuss Britain's vote in favor of leaving the EU; economic challenges and an upsurge in violence in Nigeria; and the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 


RiskMap Podcast: More pressure on Schengen; Nigeria’s currency woes and the start of the US primaries

January 22, 2016

In this edition we discuss Europe’s scrapping  of the “first nation” asylum rule, Nigeria’s increasingly pressured currency and the imminent start of primary elections in the United States.


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.


RiskMap Podcast: OPEC’s divisions, China’s new South America tack and Nigeria’s transition

May 22, 2015

In the coming weeks, OPEC nations will meet to discuss production levels amid still-low oil prices, China’s premier travels to South America to forge ties that go beyond his country’s traditional partnerships, and Nigerian President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari takes the reins of Africa’s largest economy. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.


Nigeria’s pivotal election

April 2, 2015

The victory of Muhamadu Buhari in Nigeria’s presidential election has been hailed as historic. For the first time, an incumbent lost to a challenger, President Goodluck Jonathan quickly conceded defeat and there was no violent reaction. Control Risks Senior Africa Consultant, Roddy Barclay discusses the implications and challenges for Nigeria.


RiskMap Podcast: Nigeria’s Election and the View From Asia

February 3, 2015

The final two weeks of Nigeria’s election bring considerable uncertainty to Africa’s largest economy. Meanwhile, Asian investors look abroad for opportunities, focusing on Africa, the Middle East and Indonesia. Hosted by Michael Moran and Charles Hecker.


RiskMap: Nigeria’s Counterinsurgency

May 9, 2014

Headlines in the coming weeks will highlight the challenges of quelling violence in northeast Nigeria. Elsewhere, India begins to form a government after its marathon election and the global anti-corruption movement gives power to the people.


PDP Crisis – Instability in Nigeria?

September 25, 2013

After three years as President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan is now facing perhaps the biggest challenge to his leadership with a number of prominent politicians earlier this month quitting the PDP to form a new breakaway party. In this podcast, Roddy Barclay and Thomas Hansen, political and security risk analysts for Nigeria discuss the short and medium term implications for stability in Nigeria.