Recent discoveries of extensive offshore gas reserves have propelled Mozambique into the industry spotlight in recent years. This report outlines the main trends of downstream hydrocarbon theft, the key actors involved, and the impact of this activity.
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This week Shadow Governance release a report on the downstream theft of hydrocarbons in Ghana. Downstream hydrocarbon theft has remained underreported, despite producing substantial illicit profits. Our report details key actors, the main trends, and provides an impact assessment. A summary of the report is provided here.
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The downstream theft of hydrocarbons in Nigeria has remained underreported, despite producing substantial illicit profits for those involved. This report outlines the key actors involved in this trade, the main trends of downstream hydrocarbon theft, and the impact of this activity.
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The peaceful transition of power in 2016 cemented Ghana’s reputation as one of Africa’s most stable democracies. Will this proven democratic stability be enough to attract badly-needed investment, or will looming corruption concerns and unreliable power supplies be the country’s unravelling?
Navigating the mining sector in the DRC remains a hazardous and sometimes complex prospect – depending on location and context, either political elite networks or armed groups have developed a monopoly over this lucrative sector.
A media campaign launched this month is putting pressure on the government of Ghana to crackdown on the lucrative illegal mining industry. Calls for new regulations and laws, however, will likley be met with resistance by Chinese stakeholders.
The first visit by a Turkish President to Mozambique has been tainted by the political war between the Gülen movement and the Turkish state.
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Chad’s location at the centre of regional conflicts adversely impacts its security environment. Although this may compound its ability to attract FDI, investors armed with knowledge of how these security dynamics evolve, can remain resilient to potential instability.
The appointment of Félix Tshisekedi as Rassemblement leader reignites hope for a peaceful political transition in the DRC amid the resumption of talks. However, doubts remain over just how much unity there is in the opposition.
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By placing increasing strategic importance in Djibouti, Beijing can turn the country into a major trade hub and a gateway to African economies. Although the construction of China’s Djibouti naval base has been perceived as a security threat to the ‘West’, it brings good news for global investors.
West Africa has emerged as the latest battleground in the turf war between AQ and ISIS. Extending beyond the borders of northern Mali into Niger, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire; the latest developments have political and commercial implications.
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The ruling Frelimo party has positioned itself as the sole arbitrator for negotiation and social mobility in Mozambique; and has developed a virtual monopoly over political and judicial positions, and holds influence over the private sector. In essence, Frelimo elites can be viewed as the gatekeepers of foreign investment.