Executive Summary: Eleven oil and gas contracts were reviewed during the Special Parliamentary Committee investigation to establish how Tanzania benefits from extraction of oil and gas. The full report has not yet been released but key findings have now been read to Parliament highlighting key...

Brief overview and analysis of conflict viability The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a resource rich nation with a history of violence.  Although its nine-year civil war which killed 5 million people ended in 2003, violence has continued in the resource-rich east of the country....

Referendum outcome Burundi has voted 73% in favour of constitutional changes proposed in a referendum on 17 May 2018, these changes will now allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for another two terms in office and extend his rule until 2034.  The Burundi Electoral Commission reported...

Overview This report follows on from Assaye Risk’s report “20180503 – Burundi Constitutional Referendum” and provides an update on activity leading up to the constitutional referendum in Burundi on 17 May 2018.  Over the past week, the government has officially started campaigning for a ‘yes’ vote...

Background On 01 May 2018, campaigning began for a national referendum on 17 May 2018, to decide whether presidential term limits should be increased from five to seven years.  Approval of the controversial referendum would allow a president to serve more than two consecutive terms after...

Nana Akufo-Addo, the leader of Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) claimed victory in last week’s presidential election, defeating the incumbent John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NCP).  Akufo-Addo secured nearly 54 percent of the vote, compared with 44 percent for Mahama. The election saw...

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