Global trends: terror and transition in sub-Saharan Africa

Nairobi, July 22, 2015: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) arrives at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit taking place for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa (source: dpa)
Nairobi, July 22, 2015: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) arrives at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit taking place for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa (source: dpa)

Sub-Saharan Africa is poised for another year of fast economic growth in 2016. But countries of the region must contend with falling commodity prices, an upsurge in terrorism and a widening gulf between aging leaders and newly assertive urban voters.

<i>This report is part of GIS’s “Global Trends” series, which aims to forecast big-picture scenarios that will shape the world this year and beyond.</i>

Political and macroeconomic challenges will make 2016 a testing year for the countries of the sub-Sahara. Key economies – including South Africa, Nigeria and Angola – will continue to struggle with the effects of slower global growth, especially lower ...

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