In 2019, Benin has captured headlines focussed on its trade dispute with Nigeria and a political dispute with the opposition. EXX Africa has conducted a comprehensive review of the political, economic, and security risks facing the country. Based on the findings of this report, EXX Africa considers Benin to be a paradigm for improving country risk in Africa based on the current government’s concrete steps to mitigate the remaining risks and overcome prevalent challenges.
The Chinese government is reassessing its role in landmark infrastructure projects in Africa due to concerns over commercial viability, while some African governments themselves are rejecting Chinese financing conditions. This trend is opening a new avenue for concessional funding and boosting the role of development finance institutions while seeking broader collaboration with commercial institutions.
Many sub-Saharan African countries have set ambitious targets around the incorporation of renewable energy in their power mix over the next decade. EXXAfrica’s latest briefing explores the opportunities and challenges for private investors in some of the continent’s most prominent economies.
EXXAfrica unpacks the data and trends behind the main insurance policies available to commercial entities in South Africa, debunking popular opinions around strikes and terrorism in particular.
A sprawling IMF-backed privatisation programme creates exceptional opportunities for investors across diverse sectors. State assets selloffs may also be the only course for Angola to reduce its massive public debt burden, to diversify away from the oil sector, and to slip out of an extended recession. Yet tenders and auctions will need careful management, transparency, and accountability to have their desired effect.