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Aug
13
Failure to address the ‘people’ component of an infrastructure project, leads projects to fail: Four lessons for managing stakeholders

Infrastructure projects throw up a complex ecosystem of stakeholders that requires proactive management.  Understanding the political economy and the needs and expectations of stakeholders is key to realising Read more

Jun
23
Ethiopia: attempted coup unlikely to reverse reform direction

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff Seare Mekonen and the regional governor of Amhara state Ambachew Mekonnen were both assassinated on 22 June in two separate but reportedly related incidents which are being described as an attempted coup. According Read more

May
30
South Africa’s new cabinet

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on 29 May announced a streamlined cabinet of 28 Ministers, down from 36 in the previous government. However, 34 Deputy Ministers were also retained, reflecting the difficulties of slimming a cabinet in a Read more

May
13
Five conclusions from the South African election result

South Africa’s electoral commission on 11 May announced the ruling African National Congress (ANC) as the winner of the 2019 elections with 57.5% of the vote, equating to 230 seats in the 400-seater parliament. This is the first time since the e Read more

May
09
Zambia: Struggling beneath the burden

The IMF completed its mission to Zambia last week and concluded that growth is expected to slow to 2.3% in 2019 (from 3.7% in 2018) while inflation is set to rise. Reserves are woefully low at less than 1.7 months import cover (as at end of March Read more

Apr
12
Out of the frying pan, into the fire

Following weeks of escalating protests in Khartoum, the Sudanese military has toppled President Omar al-Bashir in a coup that brings an end to his 30 years in power. But any celebrations that might have been triggered by Bashir’s overthrow ha Read more


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