Charles Pembroke

Charles Pembroke is a political risk analyst with a focus on African security, international affairs and natural resources management. He has extensive experience covering the political and security environment in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region he has covered for the past five years, including a year spent living and working in Uganda. His work has focused on the extractive industries, assessing the impact of regulatory changes and security risks to the business environment. Pembroke has worked for a number of specialist Africa publications, for which he has provided original research and investigations relating to natural resource management, politics, corruption and infrastructure development. He holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London.

Mining Outlook in Zambia Likely to Improve After Election

August 10, 2016

The outlook for the mining sector is likely to improve, but the uncertainty surrounding Zambia’s election brings with it the risk of violence. With just a day until Zambia’s August 11 general election, the outcome of the vote remains far from certain. Of the nine presidential candidates standing in the...

Downed Russian Jet Ratchets Tensions Between Ankara and Moscow

November 25, 2015

Russia has a number of options open to escalate the situation without taking direct military action. Turkey’s downing of a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 on November 24, after it had allegedly violated Turkish airspace while carrying out offensive operations over Syria, has resulted in a sharp escalation of tensions between Moscow...