Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ Category

Why US Tech Giants Need Africa

Courtesy of Project Syndicate, a look at – while Big Tech companies are investing heavily in Africa – their poor track record on disinformation and privacy, and their lack of interest in fostering partnerships with African companies, is limiting their prospects: Last year, Google’s Equiano undersea cable began conveying terabytes of data per second to […]

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As Oil Giants Retreat Globally, Smaller Players Rush In

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a look at how as Big Oil retreats globally, smaller players are filling the gap: Under pressure from shareholders and activists, major energy companies are retreating from higher-polluting and riskier projects around the world. A bunch of smaller companies are rushing in to fill the void. In Nigeria, smaller […]

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Last-Mile Delivery Startups Are Saving The Day For Nigeria’s Small Businesses

Via Rest of World, a look at how inconsistency and theft by independent couriers previously plagued small shops in Nigeria, but now more organized apps benefit riders and sellers alike: As e-commerce booms in Nigeria, small businesses are gaining new customers through social media. But theft and delays by traditional delivery riders have affected sales. […]

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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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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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The Nigerian EV Entrepreneur Hoping To Go Head-To-Head With Tesla

Via MIT Technology Review, an article about a Nigerian entrepreneur who started with electric retrofits of community vehicles like motorized tricycles and now aims to bring electrification to communal buses: Nigerians have become accustomed to long lines for gasoline and wild fluctuations in bus fares. Though the country is Africa’s largest producer of oil, its […]

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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.