African growth could be ‘derailed’ by geopolitical tensions

Map outline of South Africa

The South African Reserve Bank's latest financial stability review, published today, raises concerns that tensions between and within African countries could "derail" the continent's "current economic growth trajectory, while also presenting threats to short-term stability".

"The spread of violence and instability, increasing terrorism across key growth economies, the heightened risk of social unrest driving regime change and resource nationalism are expected to be the drivers of risk for 2013,"

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