Africa Country Risk Views

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Referendum Demand Will Raise Tensions

Opposition leader Raila Odinga's escalating protest movement will increase political and ethnic tensions in Kenya. Calls for a referendum are controversial, but no poll is likely to take place.

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Small Fiscal Deficit Belies Profligacy

Increased spending, much of which relates to upcoming elections, is as much to blame for Nigeria's recent fiscal deterioration as lower-than-planned oil production. The deficit will remain small at...

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Kenyan SMEs Set To Outperform

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face challenges across Sub-Saharan Africa, but those in Kenya are better placed than most to grow and succeed. An improving business environment, a technologically...

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