Africa: Investors Still Wary of Continent's Political Risk

Despite Africa being positioned as a global investment destination globally, many investors are still wary of the risks of putting money into the continent over its political instability.

Beaufort West, Western Cape: Prospecting operations, looking for uranium reserves.

  • Africa:   Outlook for the Continent for 2012

    This is Africa, 5 January 2012

    Politically Africa has had a momentous year. What started as street protests in Tunisia in December 2010 has morphed into a seemingly unstoppable torrent of popular uprisings that… Read more »

  • Africa:   Continent's Growth Rate Projected at 5.5-6 Percent for 2012

    This is Africa, 5 January 2012

    The International Monetary Fund's most recent forecast for sub-Saharan Africa anticipates average growth of 5.5 percent in 2012. These projections are in line with the expectations… Read more »

  • Africa:   Continent's Political Prospects for 2012

    This is Africa, 5 January 2012

    The Arab Spring may be the most important geopolitical shift since the end of the Cold War. Attention now turns to the construction of new orders, and the outcomes are far from… Read more »

  • Africa:   Aiding Business

    This is Africa, 5 January 2012

    The private sector's role in development has seen a renaissance, with donors reassessing their strategies and development finance institutions positioned increasingly as central… Read more »

  • Africa:   Continent's Nations Look to Renewable Energy

    This is Africa, 5 January 2012

    Against the backdrop of rising prices for hydrocarbon-based energy sources, a growing number of African countries are looking to renewable energy to address the region's severe… Read more »

  • Togo:   Politics - On the Mend?

    This is Africa, 5 January 2012

    The same family and political party have ruled Togo for the past 44 years. In 2005 president Faure Gnassingbé, the English speaking son of president-for-life… Read more »