Archive for the ‘Cote d’Ivoire’ Category

Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Kenya… Top-Performing Economies In Africa

Via The Africa Report, a look at the top performing economies in Africa: The continent is experiencing an uneven economic recovery, with significant variations from one country to another, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s “Africa’s Pulse” report. Inflationary pressures, threats of recession, and declining investment have contributed to a weak economic […]

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Will You Be Mine? Abidjan’s Lithium Overtures To Mali

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report on Cote d’Ivoire’s interest in Mali’s mineral potential: The Ivorian mineral extraction sector smells a new opportunity in the air — Malian mineral deposits. While the rest of the country sleeps, work continues in the Autonomous Port of Abidjan, the first gateway to Côte d’Ivoire, where storage and […]

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World Bank Projects Impressive Growth For Senegal In 2023

Via Quartz, an article noting that – while the World Bank projects growth in most African nations such as Senegal – critical economies like Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya will record a slump The World Bank projects an impressive 2023 for Senegal’s economy, thanks to a thriving oil and gas industry. “After slowing to 4.8% […]

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Megalopolis: How Coastal West Africa Will Shape The Coming Century

Courtesy of The Guardian, a look at how – by the end of the century – Africa will be home to 40% of the world’s population – and nowhere is this breakneck-pace development happening faster than this 600-mile stretch between Abidjan and Lagos: It has long been said that no one knows with any certainty […]

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Ivory Coast Wants A Bigger Bite Of The Cocoa Business

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on a new generation of Ivory Coast chocolatiers who are striving to change an industry that has long left cocoa farmers in poverty: The worker carefully peeled the husks from the cocoa beans to keep them from breaking, then tipped them into a metal tray that a colleague […]

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Africa’s Top CEOs: Hyped On Côte d’Ivoire

Via Quartz Africa, a look at why Africa’s top CEOs are so hyped on Côte d’Ivoire: Côte d’Ivoire is reclaiming its reputation as a top investment destination in Francophone Africa, and on the continent as a whole. That’s according to the 2022 CEO Barometer Survey recently released at the Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan, an […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.