In the coming year, Sudan is likely to make the most significant improvement to its country risk outlook following several recent developments, while Egypt and Iran are also set to make important headway in 2021. However, previous investment favourites Ethiopia and Zambia, alongside Turkey, will see substantial deterioration in their country risk outlook this year. PANGEA-RISK assesses the key drivers of risk in Africa and the Middle East for the year ahead.
South-south economic, political, and security ties between the Middle East and Africa are growing at a rapid rate with significant opportunities on the horizon. With today’s official launch of PANGEA-RISK, an intelligence venture that will provide country risk analysis and forecasting across both regions, we explore the nature of the involvement of some of the Middle East’s key players – namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and Israel – in Africa in this special report.