Archive for the ‘Namibia’ Category

Namibia’s Business and Investment Opportunities

Via, a report on Namibia’s business and investment opportunities: KEY TAKEAWAYS Business opportunities – Local production of perishable agricultural crops that are currently being imported – Solar power generation – Desalination and transportation of water – Cross-border trade facilitation – Support services to the mining industry – Food distribution, mass housing developments and education in northern […]

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Avoiding Sharks In Namibia’s Fishing Industry

Via South Africa’s Mail & Guardian, an interesting look at a failed investment in Namibia: This is a story about horse mackerel, and sharks. The horse mackerel are real. They swim in enormous schools in the cold Atlantic waters off Africa’s southwest coast. Most adult fish are about the size of a ruler by the […]

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Namibia: Petroleum Investors’ New ‘Land of the Brave’?

Via Eurasia Review, a look at Namibia’s hydrocarbon potential and comparative positioning with Angola and Nigeria: Nigeria has long been known for its oil riches. Angola has too, but decades of entrenched corruption have chased foreign investors away. Now Namibia is joining the African oil conversation with one of the most oil-friendly regimes on the […]

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Namibia: The New Commercial Gateway To Southern Africa?

Via Ozy, an interesting look at Namibia: The quaint town of Swakopmund is Namibia’s fastest-growing tourist destination. Visitors flock here to experience the incongruity of German colonial buildings on the edge of an African desert, the allure of the treacherous Skeleton Coast and the promise of seeing 1,500-year-old welwitschias growing in the so-called Moon Landscape. […]

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The Next Possible African Petro-State: Namibia?

Courtesy of, an interesting look at Namibia petro potential: Africa’s fabled mineral riches have excited foreign imaginations for centuries. When in 1324, Mali’s king Mansa Musa, who had converted to Islam 18 years earlier, made his haj to Mecca, his 60,000 man caravan carried 12 tons of gold on the back of their camels, […]

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Frontier Markets – Now Part of Mainstream (Media) Thinking?

As noted in a recent US News & World Report article, many investors are engaged in the hunt for the next generation of emerging markets.  And, as we’ve discussed in this blog before, Goldman Sachs has identified 11 countries with BRIC-like possibilities, which include mainstream emerging markets like South Korea and Mexico as well as […]

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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.