AML-Analysis-0721a

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...
AML-Analysis-0621a

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...
AML February 2021 insight

Angola: President João Lourenço’s balancing act reaches tipping point

As President João Lourenço aptly put it in his end-of-year address, 2020 “was not a good one” for Angola. Low oil prices coupled with the...
AML January insight ESG

Top three ESG trends for companies operating in Africa in 2021

As the world enters a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve begun to experience a seismic shift from crisis management to much-welcomed implementation of...