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Tech Majors Scramble for Africa’s Internet Market

Via The East African, a report on tech majors’ scramble for Africa’s internet market: Africa’s internet market is up for a major scramble as global tech corporations rush to invest hundreds of billions of shillings, in the hunt for millions of Africans expected to join the online community over the next decade. Last week, global […]

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Why The Marshall Islands Started A Tuna Fish Company

Via Fast Company, an article on how one Pacific Island nation is trying to get more money from its own fish—and fish them more responsibly: In the Marshall Islands, a chain of small islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the Philippines, the economy relies heavily on the tuna industry. But foreign […]

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Google Investing $1B In Africa

Via The Hill, a report on Google’s plans to invest $1B in Africa: Google announced plans on Wednesday to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next five years in an effort to bolster internet access and to fund startups focused on the continent’s digital transformation. The search engine giant, a unit of Alphabet Inc., launched the Africa Investment […]

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Scramble for Natural Resources In Guinea

Via the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a look at the foreign interest in Guinea’s natural resources: Often referred to as Guinea-Conakry to distinguish itself from nearby Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea, as well as the Pacific Island nation of Papua New Guinea, the West African nation of Guinea has an abundance of the world’s most valuable […]

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Economic Opportunity in Central America’s Northern Triangle

Via CSIS, a look at the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador: The Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador face numerous political and economic issues that contribute to the overall instability of the region. Existing issues of weak governance, lack of security, and unequal economic growth have been exacerbated by […]

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Zambia’s New President Woos Investors Despite Painful Economic Reforms Ahead

Via FrontierView, commentary on Zambia’s efforts to attract new investors:  • New President Hakainde Hichilema was inaugurated on August 24, 2021, after a landslide win over incumbent Edgar Lungu in the August 12 presidential election. Lungu’s PF party also lost its parliamentary majority to Hichilema’s UPND. Lungu’s loss was borne of growing opposition to his […]

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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.