The Many Faces of the African Economy

Six of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa. There is a rapidly growing African middle class. Urbanization is increasing faster than the infrastructure of African cities is able to keep up with. I have talked about these, and many more, broad-stroke statistics before. However, not all African countries have […]

African Investment and Business Reaching New Highs

Google Search Trends Rising for African Investment and Starting Business in Africa Sure it is not a measure of success or profit, but Google search trends are a real measure of interest in a subject by the millions of web researchers who punch in search terms every day. I am not going to say much […]

Investing in Africa

There is more than one way to do it Over the last dozen, or so, months I have written many blog posts, tweets and contributed to LinkedIn group discussions urging readers to invest in Africa.  When I use the words investment+Africa, I receive more likes, re-tweets and comments than I do with other keywords or […]

African Investment Climate Is Heating Up!

African investment is far from occupying a central place on world financial stage, yet there are signs that it is commanding more attention. Data Driving African Investment Most commentators and promoters of African investment point to data that testifies to what some are calling “Africa’s demographic freight train.”  There is a growing middle class.  They […]

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 […]

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