2017

Nigeria - 2Q2017/18

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Nigerian Growth

This September 2017 PESA Editorial focuses on political uncertainty and its impact on economic growth in Nigeria. The issue looks at: what is the current political economy context in SADC? what is the source of uncertainty? what is the historical context behind the uncertainties? what are the drivers and key role players in the SADC growth story?

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Ghanaian Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Ghanaian Growth

Ghana once again successfully and peacefully transferred political power from the National Democratic Congress – which was in power from 2008 to 2016 – to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on 7 December 2016. This saw former Minister of Foreign Affairs Nana Akufo-Addo become President; further confirming Ghana’s reputation as a beacon of democracy on the continent, and one of the most politically stable countries in the West African region.

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Zimbabwean Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Zimbabwean Growth

A combination of political instability, economic mismanagement, economic sanctions and arguably hostile relations with major developed countries, has led to a collapse of the Zimbabwean economy. Zimbabwe’s political landscape has been defined by sharp political confrontation between Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and opposition parties, mainly the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T), which has resulted in political instability.

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Tanzanian Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Tanzanian Growth

Tanzania’s economic growth has been robust and amongst the highest in the region at an annual average rate of 6.8% from 2010-2015, which continued to improve to 7.0% in 2016. Economic growth is forecast to reach 7.1% in 2017, significantly higher than its regional counterparts, with Kenya’s GDP growth for the same period projected to be at 5.9%.

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Swazi Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Swazi Growth

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a predominantly rural, landlocked monarchy with a population of less than 1.2 million citizens. Swaziland differs from most post-colonial African states which operate as democratic states with independent judiciaries and executives.

Impact of Political Uncertainty on South African Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on South African Growth

Since 1994, the South African economy has gradually transformed with increasing numbers of black professionals and business owners in an economic climate which was once characterised by apartheid era pro-white economic policies. However, transformation has been slow in major income-generating sectors such as mining, farming and the manufacturing industry.

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Seychellois Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Seychellois Growth

This September 2017 PESA Editorial focuses on political uncertainty and its impact on economic growth in Seychelles. The issue looks at: what is the current political economy context in SADC? what is the source of uncertainty? what is the historical context behind the uncertainties? what are the drivers and key role players in the SADC growth story?

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Malawian Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Malawian Growth

This September 2017 PESA Editorial focuses on political uncertainty and its impact on economic growth in Malawi. The issue looks at: what is the current political economy context in SADC? what is the source of uncertainty? what is the historical context behind the uncertainties? what are the drivers and key role players in the SADC growth story?

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Malagasy Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Malagasy Growth

The December 19, 2001 disputed elections sparked political tensions between President Didier Ratsiraka and Marc Ravalomanana, the then mayor of Antananarivo. Initial results did not result in winner and a run off was necessary.

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Basotho Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Basotho Growth

The third Basotho elections in five years were held on 3 June 2017, after King Letsie III dissolved the national parliament in March 2017. King Letsie III dissolved the parliament following recommendations by his then advisor, former Prime Minister Phakalitha Mosisili, who advised the King on his move after Mosisili lost a vote of no confidence.

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Batswana Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Batswana Growth

This September 2017 PESA Editorial focuses on political uncertainty and its impact on economic growth in Botswana. The issue looks at: what is the current political economy context in SADC? what is the source of uncertainty? what is the historical context behind the uncertainties? what are the drivers and key role players in the SADC growth story?

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Angolan Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Angolan Growth

Angola bid farewell to its longest serving president, President Eduardo Dos Santos. Dos Santos has ruled the country for thirty-eight years. He is credited for having been able to bring and maintain peace and stability to the country, and for steering the country’s economy toward the path of growth. However, Angola remains a nation of contradictions.