Mexico: The rising fuel theft problem

Date first published: 18/07/2017 Key sectors: oil and gas Key risks: revenue loses; diminished investor confidence; damage to infrastructure Fuel theft is becoming a booming and increasingly violent industry in Mexico. No longer an activity carried out by group of local thieves who then supply those selling gas in highways or rural areas, it has become an increasingly lucrative…

Democratic Republic of Congo: Kamwina Nsapu violence foretells deadly conflict

Date first published: 20/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: delayed elections; violent clashes; internal conflict; human rights abuses; sanctions Recent months have seen an escalation of the Kamwina Nsapu (KN) conflict that has devastated the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region since 2016 as President Joseph Kabila pursues a dangerous strategy of fanning violence to consolidate his power.…