A lot has been written about the emergence of Ethiopia and Mozambique, and the changing dynamic of investing in Africa. Ethiopia is the continent’s second most populous country, with high potential for a consumer-driven boom, while Mozambique is fast rising as a potential energy hub. Throw in Angola’s oil boom [...]
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Angola is very familiar with foreign investment. Oil companies have long poured cash into Africa’s 3rd largest oil producer. The wells continue to spill returns and results. But anyone considering investing in Angola should not think that opportunities begins and ends with oil and gas. Here’s a look at some [...]
Once known mainly for Mount Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, Tanzania is seeing a change in balance between the number of tourists and investors coming to the country. Driving from the airport, my taxi driver explains how he used to see more backpacks and sleeping bags but now briefcases and laptops are [...]
The immigration officer stares anxiously at the Portuguese passport. It’s not an uncommon sight at Maputo’s International Airport as the country is increasingly seeing foreigners at its ports of entry with an interest in working in the country. Times have certainly changed since the early 1990s. Then, the country was [...]
At great companies, management teams focus on a few ways to differentiate themselves from their competition: they then translate those into front-line routines, they make sure the organization supports these routines (or gets out of the way), and they thrive on customer feedback, improving their routines over time.
Over the past decade, an increasing number of investors have discovered the potential of investing in the smaller and less developed “frontier markets,” many of which have been developing rapidly into excellent growth opportunities.
Originally posted on the Money Watch Africa blog, operated by Nile Capital Management, this article analyzes three key themes that investors should understand when researching investments in the continent.
Investing in Africa is the latest buzz in emerging marketing investment funds and family offices around the world. Encompassing 50 percent of the top 10 fastest growing countries in 2011, Africa, once viewed as too risky to invest in, is a beacon of hope for investors and entrepreneurs.