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Charles Laurie

Head, Africa team, Maplecroft, UK
Charles LaurieCharles Laurie

Charles Laurie is head of the Africa team at Maplecroft, focusing on risk analysis for the extractive and telecommunications sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. He has undertaken research and advised clients on rapidly changing investment contexts for energy, extractives, and agri-business investors and their supply chains in southern Africa, particularly in Mozambique and South Africa. Laurie was born and raised in Zimbabwe and so has substantial personal, academic, and professional regional experience. In addition, he has carried out long-term fieldwork on property rights, conflict, human rights, and risk in southern Africa, including research involving senior government officials and key stakeholders in the security sectors.

Articles by this Author

  • Tanzania: The Hard Road to Stability
    by Charles Laurie
    Tanzania’s long-term economic and political outlook has become closely aligned with how it develops its fledgling oil and gas industry and the way it manages the revenues arising. Despite growth expectations brought on by significant gas finds, the country continues to suffer from the entrenched problems of social inequality, popular unrest, and corruption. Resolving these issues will be imperative for the government, but it will need to...

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