July 9, 2015
successful terrorist attack in Nairobi and Mombasa since May 2014 and al-Shabab
being on the back foot in Somalia, it is understandable that some have been
quick to dismiss the group. However, measuring the state of al-Shabab by the
size of territory under its control or the number of foreign militants is
misleading. Rather than signs of terminal decline, changes in al-Shabab’s
operating pattern are a potential source of future strength.
Paul Gabriel, East Africa
February 17, 2015
China has played a major role in Africa’s growth story over the past decade. Now that the Chinese economy is rebalancing and GDP growth is slowing, how will that affect Africa’s prospects?
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.
October 24, 2014
In the coming weeks, global businesses will continue grappling with how the Ebola outbreak affects West Africa’s emerging markets, plummeting oil prices will bring joy to some and pain to others, and Brazilians’ choice of presidents will have major business implications.
December 6, 2013
The death of Nelson Mandela has ushered in a period of mourning and reflection in South Africa. In this podcast Simiso Velempini assesses what will be the implications of his death and takes stock of the business environment in South Africa ahead of next year’s elections.
October 16, 2013
In the latest podcast from Control Risks, Paul Gabriel, our analyst for Somalia and Kenya assesses the fallout from the Westgate attack, looking at the threat al-Shabab poses across East Africa.
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.
August 8, 2013
In this podcast, Simiso Velempini Control Risks’ political and security risk analyst for Zimbabwe assesses the immediate and longer term implications of Robert Mugabe’s contentious, but convincing victory in the country’s recent elections.
July 25, 2013
Following the recent troubles in Egypt and the prospect of further unrest in Tunisia, in this podcast, Control Risks analysts discuss the outlook for North Africa and in particular, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.
December 18, 2012
Following the first round of the referendum in Egypt, Henry Smith, North Africa Analyst at Control Risks discusses what we've learnt so far.
December 14, 2012
Gala Riani, head of Control Risks' team of Middle East analysts gives a forecast of key developments in the region over the next year.