What Lies Ahead for Africa Amid Political, Economic Volatility
2022 was a year of significant political and economic challenges for African countries. Already reeling from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the war between Russia and Ukraine and its economic fallout brought more pain as high food and fuel prices worsened the political instability many countries were facing.
At the same time, Africa is becoming increasingly important to countries and companies seeking the minerals needed to transition to renewable energy that will see the powers of the United States, China, Russia and European countries vie for access to those resources.
But conflicts, extremism and insecurity remain significant challenges for the continent in the year ahead, even as the headwinds of economic and climate struggle add to the burden that Africa's people face.
Treasury Warns Kenyans to Prepare for Tough Economic Times
Capital FM, 12 January 2023
National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung'u has advised Kenyans to brace themselves for tough economic times, saying that the nation's financial crisis is reaching… Read more »
Ghana's Inflation Hits 22-Year High Amid Fiscal Crisis
Premium Times, 11 January 2023
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Africa in 2023 - Continuing Political and Economic Volatility
Chatham House, 9 January 2023
Despite few African trade and financial links with Russia and Ukraine, the war in Ukraine will cause civil strife in Africa due to food and energy inflation. Read more »
Is the New Finance Minister the Answer?
Concord, 10 January 2023
As crisis threatens to bleak global economy, weaker and import based economies are destined to feel the hardest pinch of it. The job of a Finance Minister for a government locked… Read more »
Q&A - Africa's New Order for Achieving Health Security
SciDev.Net, 9 January 2023
Africa now has a roadmap to help the continent achieve health security for sustainable development. Read more »
AU in 2023 - Closing the Gap Between Intention and Action?
ISS, 4 January 2023
The African Union Peace and Security Council remains largely reactive and selective in the conflicts it tackles. Read more »
Escalating conflict and climate change threaten the implementation of the Great Green Wall Initiative, an ambitious land restoration project across Africa, Busani Bafana< Read more »
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