Political issues dominate and we have teamed up with Verisk Maplecroft – our global risk consultancy sister company – to provide our views of events. Nigeria mulls asset sales to raise foreign currency amid deepening economic crisis. A collapse of the Niger Delta ceasefire with militants does not help matters as more oil facilities are sabotaged. Mozambique removed its Energy minister but there's no replacement yet. Ali Bongo begins a second term as president of Gabon following disputed elections.