The top business risks facing organizations in Africa

Published: Tuesday, 19 December 2017 09:22

In the company’s annual RiskMap political and security risk forecast, Control Risks has published assessments of business risks in various regions of Africa.

West Africa

As Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections and on-going security concerns are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region.

The key risks facing businesses in West Africa in 2018 are:

East Africa

Kenya is emerging from a protracted presidential election process and seeing a return to political stability. Nonetheless, challenges will persist in 2018 for organizations operating in the country and East Africa more widely. High debt levels in Kenya and unpredictable policymaking in Tanzania are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region in the year ahead.

The key risks facing businesses in East Africa in 2018 are:

Southern Africa

Political uncertainty through transitions and instability are among the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in 2018.

The key risks facing businesses in Southern Africa in 2018 are:

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