Nick Branson
Nick Branson, Director of Gondwana Risk, advises foreign investors on key African markets and helps African governments to fine-tune their policy objectives. Nick has extensive experience of conducting research across the continent and producing actionable analysis for a range of different audiences. Nick undertook doctoral studies at SOAS, University of London, and previously worked at the think tank Africa Research Institute.
Swift justice

Swift justice

Democratic Republic of Congo: mobile courts With a judicial system that is often far away, temporary courts bring law to outlying areas, even if they do not meet the highest standards By Nick Branson Over the past two decades, a series of interconnected conflicts has...

Closing ranks under pressure

Closing ranks under pressure

Liberation movements: after the war   More than any other continent, Africa boasts an abundance of former national liberation movements serving in government. Understanding the history of these organisations, particularly the manner in which they attained power,...

From compromise candidate to ‘petty dictator’?

From compromise candidate to ‘petty dictator’?

Tanzanian president John Magufuli quickly became power struck once in office Tanzanian president Dr John Pombe Magufuli has an uncanny ability to undermine his own anticorruption crusade through his intolerance of criticism, particularly on social media. Few observers...

Nick Branson
Nick Branson, Director of Gondwana Risk, advises foreign investors on key African markets and helps African governments to fine-tune their policy objectives. Nick has extensive experience of conducting research across the continent and producing actionable analysis for a range of different audiences. Nick undertook doctoral studies at SOAS, University of London, and previously worked at the think tank Africa Research Institute.
Swift justice

Swift justice

Democratic Republic of Congo: mobile courts With a judicial system that is often far away, temporary courts bring law to outlying areas, even if they do not meet the highest standards By Nick Branson Over the past two decades, a series of interconnected conflicts has...

Closing ranks under pressure

Closing ranks under pressure

Liberation movements: after the war   More than any other continent, Africa boasts an abundance of former national liberation movements serving in government. Understanding the history of these organisations, particularly the manner in which they attained power,...