Africa

Kenya Glimmer Defies Debt Shadow

The Nairobi Stock Exchange leads African Frontier Markets, with a first quarter advance of over 5% in USD terms on ...

Africa’s Overlooked Lined Pockets

As official agencies routinely repeat, Covid-19’s impact on trade, tourism and remittances is battering much of the sub-Sahara. The World ...

Central Africa’s CFA Franc Deception

As leaders representing the two CFA Franc zones declared after long negotiations with Paris that they will no longer keep ...

Africa’s Sequenced Securities Screens

Despite a near 5% loss on the Morgan Stanley Capital International Frontier Africa Index through the third quarter, with Kenya ...

Africa’s Oil Bounce Backfire

With oil prices on an indefinite roll with geopolitical and production squeezes, big African exporters suffering budget and balance of ...

Zimbabwe’s Unsettled Real Time Wreckage

While South African shares brightened on President Ramaphosa’s solid election win for his own term despite a ruling ANC party ...

Africa’s Preferred Prosper Pivot

Six months into the Trump Administration’s unveiling of its “Prosper Africa” initiative intended to boost the middle class, youth employment ...

West Africa’s Non-Benign Benin Signal

In March even hard core frontier market investors raised eyebrows when tiny Benin, part of the West Africa CFA Franc ...

Africa’s Pervasive Power Struggles

African stock markets got off to a mixed start through February with presidential elections and chronic electricity shortages dominant themes ...

Africa’s Churlish China Debt Denial

After double digit declines on African stock markets last year in the face of dire official and private analyst warnings ...

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