Monthly Archives: September 2010

  • Nigeria Stock Exchange. Lagos, Nigeria. January 2008.

Stock Exchanges in Africa – What’s Needed to Drive the Next Wave of Growth?

That was the recollection of former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin as he addressed a gathering of African securities analysts and stock exchange executives at a conference inside the New York Stock Exchange, organized by Africa investor. Former Secretary Rubin’s remarks set the tone for the day. Yes, Africa is open [...]

  • Kofi Bucknor

The Africonomist: Q&A with Kofi Bucknor

The Africonomist: Is the new fund focused on any particular country or countries in Africa? Bucknor: No. In fact, the more companies we find that have a presence in multiple countries, the better. We think that many of the opportunities in Africa involve cross-country, regional diversification players. In terms of [...]

  • Bogobiri house Nigeria, Africa jovago

Free time in Lagos? The Insider’s Guide

Morning Options: (33 Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Younis Bashorun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island)   Take a beginning yoga class at the Lifehouse, a cultural / recreation center with a café, yoga studio, and clothing boutique. You can take a class, warm up with some [...]

  • South African Fans cheering their team in the stadium, World cup 2010

The Blessing Was Being There: Ruminations from the 2010 World Cup

Being there was so special. As a child, I had the privilege of being in Atlanta for the 1996 Centennial Olympics. The magnitude of the Olympics was enormous for our city. In fact, Atlanta’s current reputation as a hub for business and entertainment can be largely credited to the convergence [...]

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