Africa’s 2015 Reality and a New Iteration of You

Some times my own words do not taste so sweet. I remember back in the 1980s, while living in Kenya, I told a group of non-profit workers that the big corporations and western business people have invaded the continent to rob poor Africans. They had come to seek profit and not raise the standard of […]

Opportunity Analysis – The 1st Step into the African Marketplace

Does your your product or service have the potential for success in the African marketplace? That is not an easy question to answer.  If you quickly answered it with a resounding “yes”, you would do well to list the reasons why you think it has the potential for making you money.  Then follow that with […]

African Investment Marketplace – Know the Realities

All marketplaces are not equal.  There are subtle and large, earth shaking differences between the African market for your goods and services and the environment where you hatched and nurtured you parent business. If you are planning to offer your products or services in Africa, then you will do well to know all the ways […]

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 […]

E-agriculture Gets Gift From Nigerian Government

Entrepreneurs and technology innovators in the field of e-agriculture have been given a gift by the Nigerian government.  For those of you not familiar with the term, e-agriculture refers to the “enhancement of agricultural and rural development through improved information and communication processes” (Wikipedia). E-Agriculture Gift PUNCH magazine’s December 17, 2012 quotes the Nigerian Minister […]

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 […]

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