Regional hotspots - assessing key country risk elements with the potential to affect the African tower industry
An overview of country risk in Africa from TowerXchange’s partners at BMI
Businesses operating in Africa are exposed to a myriad of external risks which can have a material impact on their operations and financial performances. Tower companies and their suppliers are not immune to these threats, with the physical nature of their assets and operations increasing their susceptibility to some risk factors. Here, BMI highlights the most salient political, economic and security risk elements that players in the towers ecosystem need to be aware of and make plans to mitigate over the next one year.
Political - elections, Presidential succession pose key risks in 2015
Elections will raise political tensions in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania in 2015 while succession issues plague presidents in Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and - potentially - Zimbabwe.