Study Finds Cameroon Risky for Business in 2015
Cameroon is among the African states considered by the British Risk
Control Consultancy Firm as most risky states for business in 2015.
This revelation published in a Document entitled “New World
Disorder”,estimates that there is a “high political risk” in the
Sahel, Bissau to Djibouti in North Africa and much of central Africa.
In this 2015 edition of its annual card safe, geopolitical and
economic risks for companies and individuals around the world, the
study paints a harsh picture of the situation of African countries in
terms of political and safety risk. Regarding the former, the firm
believes that there is such “extreme risk” on all or part of the
territory of the Central African Republic and Somalia which is hard to
dispute given the conflicts striking these two African countries.
However, the study result groups countries such as Côte d’Ivoire and
Libya, Cameroon and Somaliland, Madagascar and Eritrea, Algeria and
Gambia, Burundi and Zimbabwe, or the DR Congo and Egypt as areas with
“high political risks” in 2015 thus making these states risky for
According to estimates by the consulting firm, “political risks for
companies”, as measured by adverse regulations, legal insecurity,
exposure to corruption, the dangers of expropriation, nationalization
or international sanctions would be “quite high” in most emerging
countries like China, Turkey, India, Russia, Brazil and Mexico in
particular in 2015.
Besides, the report ranks most countries in Eastern and Southern
Africa as better, with a political risk “average”. It is also the case
of Rwanda, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon in Central Africa,
Senegal, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Benin and Togo in West
Only six African countries, Morocco, Cape Verde, Seychelles, Namibia,
Mauritius and Botswana are included in the category of countries with
“low political risk.
By Blaise Whumo
Edited by Jude Fuhnwi