29
JUL
2015

Photos from AML’s visit to Nigeria, July 2015

Africa Matters Limited have just returned from Nigeria, where we met with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other important political and economic stakeholders.                          ...
29
JUL
2015

A Snapshot – AML’s visit to Nigeria

Africa Matters Limited (“AML”) just returned from Nigeria, where we met with President Muhammadu Buhari (“President Buhari”), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (“V.P. Osinbajo“), and other important political and economic stakeholders. We identified five recurring issues which fit...
29
JUL
2015

TANZANIA NEWS UPDATE – 29 JULY 2015

Since the ruling CCM party announced Dr. John Magufuli, Minister for Works, their Presidential Candidate, all eyes have been on another of the CCM Presidential aspirants, former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa (“Lowassa”). The once considered CCM frontrunner has defected from his...
21
JUL
2015

KENYA NEWS UPDATE – 21 JULY 2015

Dominating headlines this week is President Obama’s arrival in Kenya – the birthplace of his father -on 24 July. This is Obama’s first visit to Kenya during his third Presidential visit to the continent. It is also the first time a US President visited the country. President...
17
JUL
2015

SOUTH AFRICA NEWS UPDATE – 17 JULY 2015

Dominating the news in South Africa this month has been the political fallout over the release of the Marikana Commission’s Inquiry report on 25 June 2015 by the President’s Office. The Inquiry investigated the incidents at the Lonmin Mine, in Marikana, Rustenburg, in South...
15
JUL
2015

NIGERIA NEWS UPDATE – 15 JULY 2015

Inflation has surged from 9.0 percent in May to 9.2 percent in June, which fits into the Central Bank’s upward inflation revisions. Consumer prices have steadily risen to the highest rate since February 2013. Food inflation increased to 10 percent, up from 0.2 percent in the...
13
JUL
2015

Dr. John Pombe Magufuli Elected Tanzania CCM Presidential Candidate

Dr. John Pombe Magufuli (“Magufuli”), 56, was officially nominated on Sunday (12 July) morning by the ruling CCM party with 2104 votes (87.1 percent) out of the 2416 total vote count. Magufuli was selected over the two women finalists, Ambassador Amina, African Union Ambassador...
08
JUL
2015

GHANA NEWS UPDATE – 8 JULY 2015

The first review of the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility (“ECF”) which ended on 30 June, has credited the Government of Ghana with a positive review. The ECF seeks to restore fiscal discipline and tighter expenditure controls. The Government achieved all but one of its criteria, a...
07
JUL
2015

TANZANIA NEWS UPDATE – 7 JULY 2015

The ruling Chama Cha Mapuduzi (“CCM”) party candidate nominee list for the 25 October general elections will be submitted on 12 July. In nominating a successor for President Kikwete, the split in the CCM members is between those that want a generational change in the leadership...
02
JUL
2015

NIGERIA NEWS UPDATE – 2 JULY 2015

The All Progressives Congress’ (“APC”) Transition Committee have presented the president’s recommendations in an 800 page document, to be condensed into a workable policy document. Chief among this is the need for the federal government to end its fuel subsidy scheme and...