Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

Kenya Railway Study Shows Chinese Investment Projects Aren’t A One-Way Street

Via The Conversation, an article on how a Kenya railway study shows Chinese-funded investment projects aren’t a one-way street: China is an important economic player in Africa. In 2021 alone, China accounted for nearly US$5 billion in foreign direct investment in African countries. The rapidly increasing Chinese presence across Africa has become a contentious issue […]

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As West Surges Towards Electric Cars, Unwanted Gas Guzzlers Go To Africa

Via CNN, an article on how America’s unwanted gas guzzling cars end up in places like Benin, Nigeria, and Kenya: Standing on the stony ground in the bustling Fifa Park car lot, Rokeeb Yaya is haggling over the price of a dark red car. It is one of a couple hundred vehicles, parked in long […]

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Kenya: Is Ruto’s government dumping China for the West?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at Kenya’s shift towards western investors and governments: Kenya is increasingly becoming a darling of the West when it comes to trade and investment, a momentous diplomatic deviation from the East, particularly China, which was the previous regime’s lodestar for nearly a decade: Since the new administration assumed […]

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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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Africa in 2023: Can The Continent Outrun Global Headwinds?

Via African Business, a look at Africa’s economic prospects for 2023 – a year in which many of Africa’s major economies will suffer from the ongoing impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war and food price inflation, but experts say that Senegal and Kenya offer cause for optimism: With Africa facing the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine War, runaway […]

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Mars Convinces Emerging Market Consumers To Eat More Chocolate

Via The Financial Times, a report on how Mars – the world’s largest confectionery maker – is on track to double the value of sales in developing countries in five years: Mars has embarked on a drive to convince developing country consumers to eat more chocolate, claiming it is on track to double the value […]

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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.