African Entrepreneurs Face Fear of Investors

Despite the favorable demographic freight train and a mounting portfolio of profitable innovations by African entrepreneurs many investors remain skittish about entering into ventures on the continent.  Such investors assume that Africa remains filled with unstable governments, wide-spread corruption, and wars.  Most of those conditions are gone, or in decline. African Entrepreneurs Fear too What […]

African Investment – Why It is Attractive

The African investment landscape is looking brighter all the time.  Africa Mentor continues to monitor the global press and financial institutions for stories that give our community the clearest picture of investment opportunities on the continent.  In this post, we bring you two important reports. Important African Investment Interview The first story comes from an […]

Managing Risk: Africa Political Risk Insurance

Africa political risk insurance could be an overlooked solution for risk management. One of the major concerns I hear from from investors and entrepreneurs considering entering the African arena is, “isn’t that risky part of the world for me to exposing my money?” Africa Less Risky Today While on one hand I say Africa is, […]

Bribes: Don’t Let Them Bring You Down

Transparency International categorizes almost all African countries as very corrupt. Corruption in the form of bribery, embezzlement and extortion are faced by expatriates, as well as nationals, from the local village to the offices of the highest officials in many African countries. According to World Bank’s International Finance Corporation more than one-third of all firms […]

Four Challenges Often Overlooked by Expatriates Beginning Work in Africa

There are great rewards for working in Africa. I would not trade my twenty-five years of residence on the continent for anything. The results in changed lives, both mine and the African people around me, were more than worth any sacrifice I might have made. Any non-profit organization working in Africa has a tremendous opportunity […]

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