Africa Newsletters & On-line Resources

By AAMEG | 13 June 2022

A new collation of business and African security information sources from the AAMEG team.

Please contact the AAMEG team if you would like to suggest additions.

AAMEG sponsor:  Minerals Council of Australia.  Sign up for news

The MCA is the leading advocate for Australia’s minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness. The MCA engages with the community, other industries, industry and representative bodies, opinion leaders and other stakeholders to reinforce and raise awareness of the industry’s contribution to Australia and Australians.

AAMEG member:  Herbert Smith Freehills.  Africa Group e-bulletin

Herbert Smith Freehills has a deep track record acting on matters in Africa for over 40 years across all practice groups and industry sectors. Africa is serviced by more than 180 partners from across its global network of offices, including from its 40-lawyer Johannesburg office.

AAMEG supporter:  ASIO Outreach.   Subscribe to access

ASIO Outreach provides advice to government, industry and academia on current and emerging security threats, and the design and application of security policy. ASIO Outreach advice is drawn from ASIO’s full range of information holdings and expertise, as well as from domestic and international partner agencies.

AAMEG supporter:  EITI.  Subscribe to newsletter

EITI is committed to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and accountability, and provide the data to inform policymaking and multi-stakeholder dialogue in the extractive sector.

Africa Business Opportunities:  Investment Dashboard


African Center for Strategic Studies:  Subscribe for updates

Since its inception in 1999, the Africa Center has served as a forum for research, academic programs, and the exchange of ideas with the aim of enhancing citizen security by strengthening the effectiveness and accountability of African institutions.

Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project:  ACLED homepage

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project. ACLED collects the dates, actors, locations, fatalities, and types of all reported political violence and protest events around the world. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios, and makes both data and analysis open for free use by the public.

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Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce (AACC) newsletter:  Africa Calling

The Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce (AACC) is a national organisation that is dedicated to facilitating trade with Africa, by providing the very best quality research, networking events, and business matching services. AACC also facilitate trade missions to and from Africa and offer access to both African and Australian business & investment opportunities.

Australian Institute of International Affairs:  Australian Outlook

The mission of the Australian Institute of International Affairs is to help Australians know more, understand more, and engage more in international affairs. AIIA believe that such enhanced knowledge, understanding, and engagement will best prepare Australia and Australians for the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI):  Subscribe to newsletter

ASPI is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australian and global leaders. ASPI generates new ideas for policy makers, allowing them to make better-informed decisions. ASPI is one of the most authoritative and widely quoted contributors to public discussion of strategic policy issues in the Indo-Pacific region and a recognised and authoritative Australian voice in international discussion on strategic, national security, cyber, technology and foreign interference issues.

Control Risks Insights:  Africa

Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy committed to helping its clients build organisations that are secure, compliant, and resilient in an age of ever-changing risk and connectivity.

ENS africa:  Subscribe to the ENS africa Business Brief

With over 600 specialist practitioners, ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm and has the capacity to deliver on your business requirements across all major industries and the African continent.

Global Business Reports  

Headquartered in Singapore and with offices in Istanbul, Global Business Reports (GBR) was established in 2001 in order to provide up to date and first-hand information for global business decision makers. In an age where cross boundary trade and investment and the globalization process are the driving factors for latest businesses, information is crucial. Precise sectorial reports help companies understand and expand their markets, improve their sourcing chain, target their investments and discover the trends affecting their industry around the world.

Download Mining in Africa Country Investment Guide (MACIG) 2022

Download MACIG West Africa 2022


Institute for Security Studies: Subscribe to ISS Africa News

The ISS is an African non-profit organisation with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal. ISS work covers transnational crimes, migration, maritime security and development, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, crime prevention and criminal justice, and the analysis of conflict and governance. Using its networks and influence, ISS provide timely and credible analysis, practical training and technical assistance to governments and civil society

US State Department:  OSAC  Limited Access Account

US State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) limited access benefits include access to a selection of OSAC analysis reports, OSAC Country Chapters, invitations to some events and access to OSAC’s daily/weekly newsletter.