Castor Vali Africa (CVA) is proud to have contributed to the article ‘Intelligence is King’ featured in the May 2022 edition of Bellwood Prestbury’s publication Insights. The article is part of Bellwood Prestbury’s FOCUS ON AFRICA feature.

Whether you are venturing into African markets for the first time or supporting an ongoing operation, up-to-the-minute local intelligence is key to business success. Castor Vali’s Security Information Services can provide you with all the tailored information you need.

Lawrence Clinton, Group COO says; “Africa is a vast continent made up of 54 countries. Each of them has its own character, culture, and political make-up. No fewer than 20 states are currently categorised as fragile or conflict-affected. Terrorism and ethnic unrest are becoming a common factor across the continent, with recorded incidents affecting different areas each year.

Country regulation and legislation also differs vastly. The reliability of justice and local law enforcement can be a critical factor and local politics can affect your ability to operate. Your precise location, be that offshore, remote or city-based, will bring its own risk factors. And the quality of immediate risk management and mission support will affect how you go about meeting your duty of care responsibilities for expats and locals.”

In this feature you can find out more about:

  • What to do before you go to Africa
  • The everyday support you might need
  • The impact of up-to-date information on emergency response
  • How to manage risk to help your business thrive.

Read the full article online.

Intelligence is King

More about Castor Vali’s Security Information Services

Castor Vali’s Security Information Department (SIS) comprises dedicated and experienced country intelligence analysts that monitor political, security and economic developments across all 54 states in Africa for our clients on a regular basis. Clients can sign onto our country subscription packages or request bespoke assessments.

Country subscription packages entail:

  • SMS and email alerting
  • Daily reporting
  • Weekly Reporting
  • Monthly Reporting
  • Ad Hoc Deep Dives
  • Maritime alerting and weekly reporting

Ad hoc bespoke support entails:

  • Pre-market entry assessments
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Intelligence briefs
  • Threat assessments
  • Security Risk Assessments

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