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NEW! Africa Risk Reward Index

NKC African Economics’ and Control Risks’ Africa experts are pleased to present the fifth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. The index captures the evolution of the investment environment and risk landscape in major African markets.

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  • Zaynab Mohamed chats to eNCA about long-ruling President Museveni’s victory in the #Uganda #elections. Opposition Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, says he will expose video evidence of vote-rigging once the internet is back on youtu.be/0wrrqhSnulU @NKCAfrica

  • .#SouthAfrica Hope for relief turns to Reserve Bank to ease pain of lockdown and second wave businesslive.co.za/bd/economy/202…

  • CPI inflation in #Senegal was recorded at 2.5% y-o-y in December, up slightly from the previous month – though prices fell on a month-to-month basis. There is nothing in the price environment to cause concern over the health of consumer spending.

  • Stricter containment measures in several countries as #Africa active #Covid19 cases touch a record 520,000 in the latest week.

  • Tourist arrivals in #Mauritius fell by 11.5% m-o-m in December 2020, bringing the total number of tourists arriving on the island’s shores to 308,980 by end-2020 (-77.7% compared to 2019). New #travel #restrictions pose downside risks in Q1 2021.

  • Despite a slowdown in headline inflation due to seasonal effects, #Ethiopian consumers continue to struggle with rapid purchasing power erosion.

  • Provisional results for yesterday’s election in #Uganda, held amid a government-enforced internet blackout, give long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni 65% of the vote, while his biggest challenger, youthful Robert Kyagulanyi, more popularly known as Bobi Wine, harnessed 27%.

  • Annual inflation declined to 2.2% in December 2020, as #Botswana’s transport sub-index continues its deflationary trend.

Africa Economic Insight

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Sample Country Report

Download a free sample report, highlighting our economic analysis, as well as incorporating our political assessment for Nigeria in 2018.

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Bespoke Policy and Scenario Analysis

A detailed scenario analysis of different policy actions the Central Bank of Nigeria could take in response to the foreign exchange liquidity squeeze in 2016, the effects on foreign reserves to be expected under each, and the resulting consequences for firms needing to repatriate profits.

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Bespoke Macroeconomic Report

A report on logistics in Djibouti covering infrastructure, human resources, electricity and the financial sector, and which included macroeconomic overviews of the neighbouring countries for which Djibouti serves as a transport hub. For an Emirati harbour logistics firm.

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