C27 June 2019
Oil production is a decades-old dream for São Tomé and Príncipe, especially for its cash-starved government and new developments in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which neighbour those of important oil-producing countries like Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, have made major oil companies look twice.
A24 June 2019
After months of investigations into the acquisitions, made by members of the political and military elite over the last few years, of assets from the state or using state funds, Angola has finally kicked off a nationalisation process that is set to agitate political and business circles.
C28 May 2019
Air and maritime transports have long been identified as a major bottleneck for economic growth and development of Cabo Verde. Flying to Lisbon, Portugal, is often cheaper than flying between islands, and moving goods internally is also expensive for local companies. A revamp of air and maritime transports, a priority for the local Government, is finally taking form, but with mixed prospects.
D24 May 2019
The government of Mozambique is battling to bring its debt under control. Government debt as a proportion of GDP reached 110.5% at the end of 2018, up from a low of 37.5% in 2011 thanks to long-running debt relief. However, Maputo is engaging with the IMF and has pledged to put its house in order .