“The times are changing in the Horn of Africa and the larger East Africa region. Ethiopia – once the byword for famine in the region – is garnering attention from foreign investors. In Part I of “Top 5 Opportunities for Investment in Ethiopia,” I recommended financial services, telecoms, and heavy [...]
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The times are changing in the Horn of Africa and the larger East Africa region. Ethiopia – once the byword for famine in the region – is now garnering attention from foreign investors. Sitting in the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Adaba, it is hard not to notice the number of private investors [...]
Editor’s Note: March kicks off with elections in Kenya on the 4th. Starting with this article, we will be shining a spotlight on this East African country throughout the month. Over the next few weeks, we will delve into Kenya’s technology, youth and agriculture. Kenyan elections are here. The debate over jobs, wealth [...]
Landlocked between Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi is easily overshadowed by (and forgotten among) its politically larger neighbors. Burundi is rated as one of the world’s poorest nations, struggling to move forward after many years of civil war. The recent fire in the Bujumbura Marche [...]
Somaliland. Not Somalia. Somaliland has been an independent region of Somalia proper for more than 20 years. Yet, most Westerners do not associate the former British protectorate with 20 years of independence and stability but rather with the instability and chaos of Mogadishu (which is not part of Somaliland if [...]
Sitting in the middle of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, you cannot ignore the diverse landscape of the country and its potential for agribusiness investment. Madagascar, similar to large part of Africa, has a vast amount of arable land that is bringing in investors in droves. Africa contains 58 percent [...]
Sitting in one of my favorite restaurants in Addis Ababa, the lights flicker on and off–it’s as if the doorman is playing jokes on the clientele. But this is not the doorman, but rather a normal occurrence in Africa. When discussing energy in Africa, my friends and I usually [...]