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  • Inside a board room in Africa

5 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Company Board in Africa

A strong track record and reputation will likely land you a board seat in due time. As an investor, that opportunity comes quicker than you expect if you plan to protect your investment. There is usually much anxiousness and excitement. But an opportunity that arrives because of reputation can easily [...]

  • Traders inside the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Nigeria Africa

Navigating African Capital Markets

A recently released annual survey of African investing by Rand Merchant Bank highlights a changing landscape. The survey shows Nigeria in a position to overtake South Africa as the leading investment destination on the continent,  and the world’s second largest continent is now more than just a haven for high-risk [...]

  • A beautiful view of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in Africa

Top 5 Opportunities for Investment in Ethiopia (Part I)

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 [...]

  • People standing at Port Berbera, Somaliland, Africa

Investing in Somaliland (Part II)

The map of Somalia Africa Last week, we looked at investing in Somaliland, whose economy is characterized by its informality, and entrepreneurship. This week, we delve into different sectors, starting with the telecommunications market, which is booming, but still facing many challenges. Booming Telecom Sitting at a meeting [...]

  • Tourism Djibouti Africa

Djibouti : Top 5 Opportunities for Investment

The map of Djibouti. As the flight from Dire Dawa, Ethiopia descends into Djibouti airspace, it is hard to ignore Djibouti’s strategic location and importance. Bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea and situated between Eritrea and Somalia, Djibouti is the route to the sea for [...]

Mobile Money “On the Move” In Africa

The term “reverse innovation,” popularised by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, refers to innovation which takes place in developing markets filtering back to the developed world. Inventions stemming from the need to fulfil basic commercial transactions in poorer nations are benefitting consumers around the world. In developing markets like Africa, [...]

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