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Isabelle
Trick

Senior Associate
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Isabelle

Isabelle is a Senior Associate at Global Counsel. For the past seven years, Isabelle has been focused on Sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets. She recently worked as a consultant focused on supporting private equity and venture capital clients based in Africa and the Middle East with investment research and commercial due diligence processes. She previously ran an international disability charity active in West Africa and India.

At Global Counsel, Isabelle is part of our global macro practice, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She supports clients in dealing with issues around the geopolitics of Africa and its impact on the business environment. In addition to English, Isabelle speaks German, French and basic Italian.
 

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Guinea, Tanzania, and Côte d’Ivoire: three observations from October’s elections

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While all eyes have been on the US presidential elections, Guinea, Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire have all also elected presidents in the last three weeks. In all three countries, the incumbent presidents retained their positions and increased their votes: Alpha Condé won 59.49 % in Guinea; John Magufuli won 84.40% of the vote in Tanzania; Alassane Ouattara won 94.27% of the…

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A brave new world: the limitations of the G20 debt suspension extension

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At the beginning of the year, many low- and middle-income countries were already struggling with increasingly large debt burdens. Then, these debt levels collided with a global health emergency and an economic crisis – reducing access to finance just when it was needed most. Given the ongoing impact of the pandemic and what looks like an increasingly bumpy and uneven…

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The more things change… can Côte d’Ivoire weather its point of maximum instability?

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Togo’s president has done it this year. Burundi’s resisted the temptation. Guinea’s just decided to do it, while Côte d’Ivoire’s president said he wouldn’t, but recently changed his mind - the issue at hand is “third termism” or a president’s attempt to stay in power beyond the originally envisioned number of terms. These constitutional coups tend to lead to significant…

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