Africa Country Risk Views

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Banking Sector Reforms Unlikely

Libya's General National Congress passed in January a law banning interest on financial transactions. If the law comes into effect, banks will no longer be allowed to pay interest to, or receive...

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Trade Deficit To Persist

BMI View: Merchandise trade figures from Senegal's national statistics agency have confirmed our view that the country's relative lack of natural resources and uncompetitive economy will perpetuate a...

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Drone Wars: The Long-Term Implications

BMI View: Recent years have seen a sharp increase in the use of drones by the US in its war against Islamist militants. This practice is becoming more controversial, but the biggest consequence could...

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Agreement Signed, But Framework Hollow

BMI View: The Addis Ababa 'Framework Agreement' signed on February 24 is more a statement of principles than a detailed peace plan, and we doubt it will meaningfully improve the security situation in...

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