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Africa Hardball

A frank examination of the political pressures and flashpoints – from sovereign debt to PPA renegotiations – that may impact on power sector development in 2022

12h00 to 13h30 GMT | 25 January 2022

Panel discussion: AfricaHardball: Political and other risks in a year of re-emergence and high tension

Chair: Jon Marks, Chairman, CbI and Founder, African Energy

An online meeting focused on political, financial and other risks affecting the continent in 2022 and beyond.

Among critical subjects to be covered by a panel made up of African Energy experts and distinguished friends are:

  • Key flashpoints around the continent – Sahel, the Horn, North Africa (Western Sahara and Libya) and other problem areas;
  • Upcoming electoral and other politics – including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa;
  • Climate change impacts and opportunities – will the money flow in 2022? Will degraded environments drive more conflict?
  • Economies’ emergence from Covid and other crises – a positive year ahead for who?
  • Risk mitigation – is the financial architecture fit for purpose?


  • Patrick Smith, Editor, Africa Confidential
  • John Hamilton, Managing Director, CbI and African Energy
  • Conal Duffy, Practice Leader – Political Risk, Alliant Insurance Services
  • Exuperius Tax, Investment Associate, Frontier Energy

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Conal Duffy
Practice Leader - Political Risk, Alliant Insurance Services
John Hamilton
Managing Director, African Energy
Jon Marks
Founder and editorial director, African Energy
Patrick Smith
Editor, Africa Confidential
Exuperius Tax
Investment Associate, Frontier Energy