Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Ethiopia: First-Mover Advantage For Investors With Long-Term Outlook

Via How We Made It In Africa, commentary on Ethiopia: Ascent has made several investments in Ethiopia; what are some of the opportunities and challenges there? Taking a top-bottom approach, Ethiopia is home to 110 million people, the second largest country in Africa in terms of population, after Nigeria. The median age of the country is 19.5 years, […]

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Liberalization Looms for Ethiopian Telecoms

Via African Business, a report on how one of the final frontiers of untapped growth in Africa is opening up as Ethiopia prepares to put two spectrum licences up for auction and sell a stake in Ethio Telecom: One of Africa’s most enduring telecoms monopolies is set for dramatic change in March, when the Ethiopian […]

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Ethiopia’s Once-Golden Economy Loses Its Luster

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a look at how – facing war, virus and locusts – Ethiopia’s once-golden economy has lost its luster: For the past decade Ethiopia has boasted of one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, welcoming billions of dollars in foreign direct investment from the U.S. and China and lifting more than 20 million […]

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Five Reasons To Remain Long on Ethiopia

Via Renew Strategies, commentary on Ethiopia’s investment outlook: When considering investing in Ethiopia, it is impossible to overlook the country’s recent challenges including the outbreak of the desert locust (LINK), COVID-19, regional tensions over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) (LINK) and the unrest that has occurred in 2020, especially the latest conflict and war […]

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Ethiopia: International Callers on Hold

Via Quartz, a report that Ethiopia is quietly walking back plans to open up Africa’s last big telecom sector to foreign players: Ethiopia’s planned opening up of the country’s telecommunications sector had international companies jostling to be among the first to get a slice of a largely untapped industry in Africa’s fastest growing economy. But […]

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Ethiopia: Placing A Call For First-Ever Telecom License Bids

Via Quartz, a report on Ethiopia’s progress towards its first-ever bids for telecoms licenses: Ethiopia’s Communication Authority has invited bidders to send in expressions of interest as it looks to move ahead with privatizing its telecom sector, after delays due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Global accounting firm KPMG, on Thursday, presented its evaluation of the […]

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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.