Recent Africa InDepth

Reciprocal investment model will be key to winning Africa’s hand

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China’s latest play for greater influence in Africa involves advancing $60 billion in aid and loans to African nations without political conditionality. Announced at the just-concluded Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, which drew the attendance of more than 40 African Heads of State, this move comes hot on the heels of high-profile state …   Read more

Ramaphoria losing steam?

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently celebrated 100 days in office, three months after Jacob Zuma was pressured by the ANC to resign or face impeachment. Ramaphosa faced a tough battle to secure the ANC’s backing to succeed Zuma, with the leadership contest exposing deep divisions within the ruling party. But in the large, the …   Read more

DRC: Cobalt Supply Chain Pressures Rising

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As the DRC seemingly heads towards elections slated for 23 December this year (see The DRC: No Pressure, No Problem), the only other topic as popular as Kabila’s succession or candidacy in business circles is the flurry of mining activity in the country. Government contract renegotiations, miners’ volatile stock prices, disputes and injunctions, the upturn in …   Read more

Tanzania’s evolving investment environment

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Since the election of President John Magufuli, the Tanzanian government has at times been accused of a myopic focus on revenue collection at the cost of business growth. Businesses in particular have complained that policy flux and a weight of fiscal and regulatory enforcement activities has not been accompanied by a constructive dialogue around reform. …   Read more

The DRC: no pressure, no problem

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The DRC’s elections are scheduled for December 2018, after multiple delays. With President Joseph Kabila unable to run again without a constitutional amendment, his options are limited to appointing a successor or delaying the election again on account of several legitimate reasons. Recurring unrest in Kinshasa and growing violent conflicts in multiple provinces are the …   Read more

The African Year in 2018

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As the global economy begins to advance on surer footing, Africa’s economies face an important test. Some will be buoyed by the creeping rise in commodity prices. But this could be partially offset by rising interest rates in Western economies. These will both increase the cost of foreign currency debt-servicing for African governments and corporates, …   Read more

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Recent Blog Posts

Deepening local participation in Kenya’s capital markets

On October 3rd, 2018, africapractice hosted its inaugural quarterly investor relations (IR) roundtable with a select group of industry experts at the Capital Club, Nairobi. The event focused on ways in which to improve local participation in Kenya’s capital markets.8 senior capital market participants, including fund managers, investment advisors and executives attended.  In this note, we showcase some of the key perspectives shared during the discussion …   Read more

Don’t rush to regulate internet, support it

Lennox Yieke, an Associate Consultant at the africapractice Nairobi office focuses on the financial services sector, technology, trade, investment and economics.   Read more

Energy security key to development

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Kenya’s energy mix has been a widely discussed topic whose common thread is the question whether it is sufficient to meet our transformational agenda. While some believe the 2,300 megawatts capacity is sufficient for Kenya to achieve economic dominance, others are of the opinion that we have a long way to go in meeting both …   Read more

Improving Zimbabwe’s Economy Should Be The Main Focus After Polls

africapractice East Africa Client Service Lead, Rishon Chimboza speaks to CGTN about what the next President of Zimbabwe should be focusing on to revive Zimbabwe’s ailing economy. Click here to view the interview       About the expert: Rishon Chimboza is a strategic communications, stakeholder engagement and policy advocacy expert with experience advising at …   Read more

What’s Next For Zimbabwe?

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Zimbabwe is facing a new age after holding its first election in 38 years without Robert Mugabe’s name on the ballot. With the electoral commission on 3 August announcing that Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the presidential election, what’s next for the country? Africapractice East Africa Client Service Lead, Rishon Chimboza speaks to CGTN about what the …   Read more

DRC: Kabila steps down, opposition must step up

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On 8 August, the government spokesman announced that Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary would be the ruling coalition’s candidate in the presidential election slated for 23 December 2018. Shadary, the former interior minister and Secretary General of the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), will represent the Common Front for Congo (FCC). The announcement puts an …   Read more

Zimbabwe: Continuity and change

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Zimbabwe’s electoral commission on 3 August announced that incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the presidential election, securing 50.8% of the vote against opposition leader Nelson Chamisa’s 44.3%. The result follows a spasm of unrest in the capital Harare in reaction to the earlier announced parliamentary election results, which saw Mnangagwa’s ZANU-PF party win sweeping …   Read more

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