Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Macro-economic instability fuelled by low commodity prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across Africa in 2017. Strategic uncertainty will weigh on the minds of decision makers following the surprises in 2016. Political developments across the world have destabilized the status quo; local instability has been brought about by currency volatility, political uncertainty, terrorism, security risk, cyber threats, as well as corruption and bribery risks.

In our RiskMap 2017 – our annual political and security risk forecast for global businesses – we analyse how the trends of 2016 will influence your decision-making in 2017 and what 2017 will bring for your business.

Launch events will be held in Nairobi, Lagos, and Johannesburg where our experts will delve into these risks and what they mean for business in 2017. Contact us, if you are interested in attending.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and hope that you enjoy this issue.