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How Chinese Companies Have Changed Africa

Via The Economist, a report on how Chinese companies have made their mark on the African continent: Outside a bar in Fungurume, a mining town in Congo, men caked in dust spit peanut shells onto the floor. Inside, where Chinese New Year lanterns hang from the walls, Emmanuel (not his real name) explains how things changed […]

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Digital Delivery Transforms African Trade

Courtesy of The Financial Times (subscription required), an article on how technology and a ‘few to many’ model are reinventing the informal sector’s supply chain: Nancy Auma, a 35-year-old market trader, sits by a large mound of finger-sized silvery fish caught in Lake Victoria. Her stall is in one of the crowded thoroughfares of Mathare, […]

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Roads To Somewhere: Chinese Investment In African Infrastructure

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on Chinese loans and investment in African infrastructure: The Nairobi expressway curves 27km (17 miles) through Kenya’s capital. Built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation, a state-owned enterprise (soe), the road will open later this year. Under its concrete pillars, Nairobians share their views of it. Samwel Juma, a […]

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Bolivia Diverts LNG To Argentina, Leaving Brazil In The Dark

Via MercoPress, a report that Bolivia is diverting LNG to Argentina, leaving Brazil 7 million cm short per day: Bolivia is diverting natural gas to Argentina, and unexpectedly has reduced the supply to Petrobras by 30% this month, catching the state-owned company off guard. As a result, Petrobras experienced a loss of more or less than […]

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Germany Looking To West Africa For Gas

Via Quartz, an article on how Germany is looking to west Africa to help solve its gas woes: On May 22, Olaf Scholz started a three-day tour of Africa in Senegal—his first since becoming the chancellor of Germany—and said his country wants to help develop natural gas projects off the coast of west Africa. Germany is […]

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Turkey Dreams Of A Gas Pipeline With Israel

Via Al Monitor, an article on Turkey’s dreams of far-fetched gas pipeline with Israel: Turkey is ready for energy cooperation with Israel after years of enmity, reviving a project to pipe Israeli gas to Europe as Ankara seeks to reduce its dependence on Russia. But the plan faces Israeli scepticism over past diplomatic tensions and seems […]

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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.