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17 of Africa’s 52 markets do not have a longterm credit risk rating!
For many years, the Middle East and Africa have been classified as high-risk environments. Political instability, civil war, corruption and financial risk has plagued the continent and alienated investors.
With the dawn of the digital age and mobile connectivity, the Middle East and Africa is considered the last frontier. At ABiQ we have built a new Overall Country Risk rating that encapsulates the various areas of risk and ranks markets accordingly
The Overall Country Risk rating is updated quarterly to reflect changing conditions in each of the markets covered.
Our aim is to provide a regular overview of African countries and provide a transparent method to evaluate and rank them. We consider this an opportunity to provide insight into the Middle East and Africa for prospective investors. It also serves as a platform for the Middle East and African countries to benchmark their policies and performance with regards to stability and all that promotes it.
Four Southern African countries dominate the top 10 in our Overall Country Risk rankings. The number one position belongs to Botswana followed by South Africa. Namibia and Eswatini in fifth and tenth place respectively complete the Southern African contingent. East Africa, through Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania take fourth and seventh to ninth places respectively. Morocco in North Africa holds the third position and Senegal in West Africa the sixth place to complete the top 10 places to invest in Africa.
Angola, the best Central African country to invest in finds itself in the twenty-seventh position. Powerhouse Nigeria is number thirty-eight on the list. The bottom three places go to war-torn Libya, South Sudan and Somalia.
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