Following a failed attempt to exit Ghana in 2021, Vodafone is again hoping to offload its assets in the West African country, having agreed on ... terms with Telecel Group. However, Ghana's regulator, the National Communications Authority, has turned down the companies’ request to seal the deal.
Inflation rates of 20% or more mean that per head GDP is likely to fall, which in terms increases the chances of political upheaval, the research argues.
In most global emerging markets in 2022, even falling GDP per head has little impact on political risk, because most markets are simply too wealthy and stable, Robertson says. That, he argues, does not apply in many parts of Africa. The continent’s low-income countries face more risks when there are destabilising external events, such as the Russia-Ukraine war, because food represents a higher share of the consumer price basket than in richer economies.