African Investment – Not a Unique Risk

This morning I have listened to coverage of the World Economic Forum, particularly a panel discussion “DeRisking Africa.”   I urge all readers to view the entire 51 min. discussion of African investment yourself.  I just want to make some brief observations. South African President, Jacob Zuma, began his contribution with an objection to the topic […]

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 […]

6 African Technology Innovations that are Changing Lives

African technology innovations are not mere gadgets.  They are life enhancing tools that contribute to a more productive economy and improvements in quality of African people.  African entrepreneurs who are leading the charge in the technological revolution are also creating  jobs and new income streams. Here are just six examples of quality, life changing innovations […]

Export to Africa – Pitch to Consumer Segments

Meet the Importers If you want to export to Africa you have to know where to meet importers.  There are many internet forums and directories on which you can offer your goods to buyers from all over the world, but African buyers rarely frequent those.   There are some forums specifically dedicated to offering products to […]

Starting a Business in Africa? Learn the Culture

Acquiring a knowledge of African culture is an important ingredient  contributing to the success of starting a business in Africa.  The marketing and managing of your goods and services in will be greatly enhanced by knowing how people relate to each other in their daily lives and in the business world.  Not just any African […]

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