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Key stories from this month's issue...

Political Risk Analysis - Emergent Opposition Challenge Too Early For 2016 Polls - JAN 2016

East & Central Africa November 2015 / Uganda / Political Risk

Efforts to unite Uganda's fractious opposition are progressing, but time, history and the power of incumbency are against them.


Political Risk Analysis - Blow To Peace Deal, But All Is Not Lost - JAN 2016

North Africa November 2015 / Libya / Political Risk

The leaked correspondence showing the relationship between the UAE and the outgoing UN Special Envoy on Libya present a blow to the country's peace process, however they do not sound the death knell for an eventual agreement.


Economic Analysis - Smart City Scheme Increases Diversification Opportunities - JAN 2016

Southern Africa November 2015 / Mauritius / Economy

BMI View: Foreign investment interest in Mauritius 'smart-cities' scheme will offer an opportunity to diversify the economy away from traditional growth industries and toward a more sustainable model for economic development.


Economic Analysis - Emerging From The Macroeconomic Morass In 2016 - JAN 2016

West Africa November 2015 / Ghana / Economy

Real GDP growth in Ghana will accelerate in 2016 and 2017 as the economy recovers from the economic morass it has been in over the past two years. Increasing oil production, improving electricity generation and diminishing deficits will be the root causes of this.