Lome, Togo - May 16, 2012: Chinese shipping containers stacked along the wharf in Lome, Togo depict the influence that China is having as it moves into the oil and mineral rich central African heartland.

FOCAC 2021: China looks beyond infrastructure investment in Africa

As the eighth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) began at the end of November, African leaders travelled to Senegal to participate in the triennial summit....
Kuruman, South Africa - April 20 2012: Open Pit Manganese Mine in North West region of South Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Riding the battery raw materials wave

The COP26 meeting of world leaders wrapped up in mid-November with a number of critical action points that will set the tone for the clean...
AML October Insight

COP26 and Africa’s energy sector: The need to invest beyond power generation

As the COP26 Summit begins in Glasgow this week, the world’s attention is squarely centred on climate change. Leaders from multilateral institutions, national governments, and...
AML Analysis September DRC Nationalism

Democratic Republic of Congo: Is resource nationalism on the rise again?

Many investors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) anticipated a new dawn for investor regulation early this year, as President Félix Tshisekedi shed the...
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Political reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire: Where next for a divided country?

On 27 July 2021, Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara welcomed his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo to the presidential palace in Abidjan. Remarkably, the two political heavyweights...
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South Africa: Ramaphosa’s long winter of discontent

July in South Africa has been dominated by eight days of “anarchy and mayhem”, in the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa. The imprisonment of ex-president...
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Restoring investor confidence: Key priorities for Abiy’s new administration

Following a nine-month postponement, last week Ethiopia held its much-anticipated general election. Originally scheduled for August 2020, the Ethiopian government had suspended the poll, citing...
AML May 2021 Insight

Accelerating Côte d’Ivoire’s green energy push: Opportunities for solar power generation

Recent power outages in Côte d’Ivoire have laid bare the challenges rising energy demand poses to the country. Low water levels at hydroelectric dams, and...
AML Insight April 2021

Mozambique: Where next for the Cabo Delgado insurgency?

On 24 March, the Mozambican town of Palma – a formerly sleepy fishing harbour that has recently become the epicentre of the country’s nascent Liquefied...
AML March 2021 Insight

Ghana: Post-election political and economic outlook

Following a tight race between incumbent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his old political rival John Dramani Mahama, Ghanaian voters re-elected Akufo-Addo for a second...