Julians Amboko

Julians Amboko is a Research Analyst with StratLink Africa Ltd, a Nairobi-based financial advisory firm focusing on emerging and frontier markets. He covers macroeconomic research and analysis for Sub-Saharan Africa, including markets such as Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Angola. He tweets at @AmbokoJH.

Content by Julians Amboko
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    Commodity price shocks in times of crisis: Securing growth in sub-Saharan African economies

    Sub-Saharan Africa faces the lowest growth forecast registered by the region since 1994. The recent commodity price plunge has investors worrying over prospects of the region’s major economies. Depressed export earnings constrain an already limited capacity to buffer shocks. The region needs to deepen its credit markets, particularly in its low-income countries, to...

    7 Nov 2016 | Julians Amboko

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    The commodity price rout and Africa’s unusual electoral cycle

    After a decade of optimism, voters must now deal with the economic downturn, writes Julians Amboko The ongoing electoral cycle in sub-Saharan Africa is turning out to be somewhat unusual. In the Nigeria March 2015 poll, the People’s Democratic Party suffered its first loss since the end of military rule in 1999, whilst in South Africa’s August 2016 municipal election...

    20 Oct 2016 | Julians Amboko