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 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 […]

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 […]

African Self-Reliance is an Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

African self-reliance has often been the theme of academic and international conferences.  Normally, the discussions center on raising awareness of the plight of Africans and calling global powers to flex their collective muscle to aid the continent. Heightened Self-reliance Forbes, one of the United State’s opinion leading financial magazines published an outstanding opinion piece by […]

10 Reasons to Invest in Africa Now

Goldman Sachs has published a major report,  Africa’s Turn, laying out reasons why their research team think it is time to invest in Africa.  They say it is time for multinational corporations to ramp up or initiate their presence in Africa.  If it is time for the big guys, medium and small investors and entrepreneurs […]

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