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Youthful Enthusiasm: Fool’s Errand or a Call for Political Process Reform?

Africa has one of the largest youth population. Yet the average African President or leader look more like the continent’s aging infrastructures than the modern technology in terms of diversity. Yet, few stopped to ask if the countries and people are truly being well served by electing these aging leaders or analyze its process to see if anything should be changed to that process.

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From Egypt to Romania, Market Reforms Bring Hope for Investors

If there is one ignored theme in our time zone, we think it is reform. In Egypt, Pakistan, Ukraine, Romania and Nigeria, new leaders in 2013-2015 are focused on change. Subsidies are being cut in Egypt and Pakistan. In Romania and Nigeria, new presidents have been elected on the back of anti-corruption promises. We expect a very capable team to be unveiled in Nigeria in the coming weeks, which we think could at best improve the country’s corruption rating by around 10 points by the end of 2016.

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