Eurasia Group News

Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos

Angola's President Dos Santos anoints Deputy Lourenco

Angola’s long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has confirmed he will step down before August’s poll and has announced his likely successor.

Barclays pullout not Africa's problem

Barclays pullout not Africa's problem

Barclays will end its 90-year-long presence in Africa as soon as the UK bank can sell off the majority stake it owns in a regional subsidiary, fully exiting the continent where it employs 45,000 people and holds $70 billion in assets.

Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group

Kenya named Africa's best investment hub: Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group

Kenya has been named the best African emerging economy to invest in due to accelerated infrastructure development and a stable political and macroeconomic environment.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigeria's Power Industry Bailout Heads Off Threat to Lenders

Nigeria has headed off a threat to its banking industry by propping up struggling power companies with an intervention fund, said analysts including Pabina Yinkere of Vetiva Capital Management Ltd.

Nhlanhla Nene

Nhlanhla Nene, South Africa’s New Finance Chief, Pledges Fiscal Discipline

Nhlanhla Nene, who replaced Pravin Gordhan as South African finance minister, pledged to follow his predecessor in bringing down the budget deficit and spurring the economy.