OEF Research releases an update on elections and new leaders in every country each and every month. October is set to be a busy month for national elections around the globe.
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Over the past 10 years mobile-based lending has grown in Kenya. Some estimates put the number of mobile lending platforms at 49. The industry is largely unregulated but includes major financial players. Banks such as Kenya Commercial Bank, Commercial Bank of Africa, Equity Bank and Coop Bank offer instant mobile loans.
OEF Research releases an update on elections and new leaders in every country each and every month. Two key elections are set to be held in the month of September. Tunisia will hold a snap presidential election on September 15th. Tuvalu will hold its parliamentary election on September 9th.
These political rivalries amid transition, a presidential election and poor economic prospects for the general population, point to a heightened risk of a coup event within the next six months.
There are a wide variety of factors that determine the success of a diaspora bond, but as a report by OEF Research points out, these features largely fall into two categories.
The One Earth Future foundation notes, for example, that: “the African continent will be forced to face negative challenges with negative AI” due to weak governments and social divisions.
In this episode, we'll discuss Sudan's future and potential next steps for the popular uprising. Under what circumstances will the military share or give power to a civilian government? Join the conversation.
As scholars of armed conflict, we believe that such reforms are likely to be put on hold following this episode of government repression. The findings from our forthcoming research on coups around the world suggest that this state-sponsored brutality may just be the start of a more deadly crackdown.
What are the likelihoods for coup events in 2019? A new report from OEF takes an in-depth look.
Analysts counted 18 attempted coups around the world in 1966 and none at all in 2007 or 2018. According to CoupCast, a predictive model based on 68 economic and other variables, Africa is the only continent where the factors that foster coups are still fairly widespread (see map).