Nick Branson
Nick Branson, Director of Gondwana Risk, advises foreign investors on key African markets and helps African governments to fine-tune their policy objectives. Nick has extensive experience of conducting research across the continent and producing actionable analysis for a range of different audiences. Nick undertook doctoral studies at SOAS, University of London, and previously worked at the think tank Africa Research Institute.
The struggle to keep pace

The struggle to keep pace

Africa’s collective electricity supply is bedevilled by weak legal frameworks and regional rivalry

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Democratic Republic of Congo: mobile courts

Democratic Republic of Congo: mobile courts

Over the past two decades, a series of interconnected conflicts has blighted the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with a disproportionate impact on women and girls. Combatants from myriad rebel groups and the Congolese armed forces have used rape as a weapon of war. While it is nearly impossible to obtain credible statistics on the […]

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Closing ranks under pressure

Closing ranks under pressure

Liberation movements: after the war   More than any other continent, Africa boasts an abundance of former national liberation movements serving in government. Understanding the history of these organisations, particularly the manner in which they attained power, is crucial to comprehending their thinking and behaviour. Two distinct types of resistance movement came into being on […]

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From compromise candidate to ‘petty dictator’?

From compromise candidate to ‘petty dictator’?

Tanzanian president John Magufuli quickly became power struck once in office Tanzanian president Dr John Pombe Magufuli has an uncanny ability to undermine his own anticorruption crusade through his intolerance of criticism, particularly on social media. Few observers could have predicted the transformation of Dr Magufuli from a diligent but low-profile minister into an impulsive […]

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Nick Branson
Nick Branson, Director of Gondwana Risk, advises foreign investors on key African markets and helps African governments to fine-tune their policy objectives. Nick has extensive experience of conducting research across the continent and producing actionable analysis for a range of different audiences. Nick undertook doctoral studies at SOAS, University of London, and previously worked at the think tank Africa Research Institute.
Closing ranks under pressure

Closing ranks under pressure

Liberation movements: after the war   More than any other continent, Africa boasts an abundance of former national liberation movements serving in government. Understanding the history of these organisations, particularly the manner in which they attained power,...