Archive for the ‘Ghana’ Category

What’s in An EV Battery? Africa.

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a detailed look at the role Africa will play in the minerals of tomorrow: The green energy resource has once again thrown Africa into the middle of a global resource race. Will the continent get its fair share this time? The rich veins of Zambia’s north-western copper belt have long […]

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Ghana’s Bauxite Boom

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a slightly dated look at how Chinese investment has led to a crush of infrastructure development in Ghana’s tropical forests—and not everyone is happy about it: em>For centuries, the people of Kyekyewere, a tiny town nestled in a forest in the Ashanti region of Ghana, got their drinking water from a […]

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How Ghana and Gambia Are Planning To Bolster Their Digital Economies

Courtesy of Quartz, a report on how two west African countries are gearing up for tech-based economies where knowledge is the new business capital: As legacy economies continue to fall out of favor the world over, Ghana and Gambia are ramping up efforts to build tech-based economies. In a time when most economies run by oil, manufacturing, […]

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Ghana Risks Investor Revolt as it Scours for Taxes

Via Bloomberg, a report on Ghana’s attempt to raise tax revenues from some of its biggest investors: Ghana’s attempt to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars from some of its biggest investors for alleged unpaid taxes may have backfired.  With the country struggling to service about $47 billion of public debt and with a $3 billion rescue package from the […]

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Debt-Ridden Ghana Plans To Buy Oil With Gold Instead Of Dollars

Via Business Insider, an article on Ghana’s recent decision to buy oil with gold instead of dollars, as foreign currency reserves dwindle to an alarming low: Ghana’s government is planning to use gold to pay for oil instead of shelling out US dollars. The move is expected to reduce the “persistent depreciation” of the cedi, the […]

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Powering Africa

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at Africa’s power generation future: In a window seat in a helicopter flying south-west from Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, offers an otherworldly diorama. The landscape shifts from earthly desert to Mars-red dunes, then to moonscape as the chopper nears Luderitz. In the early 1900s this tiny port was the hub […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

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.