Tunisia: Chahed’s Challenges

Date first published: 11/6/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability The new kid on Tunisia’s fractious political block has elected an unsurprising new leader. Tahya Tunis, a splinter party of officials who defected from the ruling Nidaa Tunis party, elected current Prime Minister Yussif Chahed as party head on 2 June. The party was...

Burkina Faso: The next Mali?

Date first published: 14/5/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: terrorism Violence has spiralled out of control in Burkina Faso in recent months. Around 550 civilians were killed between November 2018 and April 2019, representing a staggering 7,000 per cent increase relative to the same period last year. The majority of attacks have been perpetrated by...

Venezuela: The Gordian knot

Date first published: 9/5/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: insurrection; political instability; arbitrary arrests; civil unrest; military intervention The failure of the 30 April uprising against President Nicolas Maduro’s regime has intensified the country’s political crisis and raised the risk of escalation, at both domestic and international levels. In the early hours of that...