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BRICS: What’s In It For Africa?

The BRICS group of emerging economies (made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) gather at the 5th annual BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa. It is the first time the summit...
investment in ethiopia

5 Top Opportunities For Investment In Ethiopia (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...

Investing in Somaliland (Part II)

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...
somaliland

Investing in Somaliland- Is it Dubai 20 Years Ago?

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...
Djibouti

5 Top Opportunities for Investment in 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...

Chocolate and Coffee: Moving the Value of African Agribusiness Onshore

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...
Education

Private Equity Investment in Africa’s Education: Building a Skilled Labor Force

This week’s double Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) article is, well, not about FMCG but important in our series about the sector. The first part of this two-part article looks at education which is...
maputo

Entrepreneurship During the (Gold) Rush

Looking out from Mundos to Avenida de Julius Nyerere, you can look to the streets and see the rapid growth that is taking Maputo and the larger Mozambique area from what the British publication...
Africa′s Mobile Money

Cashing In: Africa′s Mobile Money Market

Leading The Way in Africa′s Mobile Money Race If one were to paint a picture of the Kenya that most of the world is familiar with, it would likely include the wildlife landscapes like the Maasai...
African aviation

African Aviation: Building Fleets and Improving Safety

African aviation is expected to be one of the fastest growing sectors in terms of air traffic in the world, second only to China. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says international passenger growth...
naira

The African Diaspora: Beyond Remittance

Every month, Chinwe Ohajuruka sends money back home to her family in Nigeria. An architect, project manager, and sustainability consultant, she is part of a community of more than 30 million African diaspora spread...
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