Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Safaricom’s Ethiopia Market Strategy

Via Business Daily Africa, a look at Safaricom’s recent entry to Ethiopia, the first competitive telco to the state run provider in history: Listed telco Safaricom has recently made its official entry into Ethiopia, launching its telecommunications business with a mobile money nod expected within the next one month. Business Daily sat with the company’s chief […]

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Ethiopia May Allow Overseas Lenders to Own 30% of Local Banks

Via Bloomberg, a report that Ethiopia may allow overseas lenders to own up to 30% of local banks: Ethiopia plans to allow overseas lenders to acquire up to 30% in its commercial banks, the latest step by the government to encourage investment in one of Africa’s biggest economies. A draft by Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers […]

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China’s BRI and Neoglobalization In East Africa

Via an scholarly examination of China’s BRI strategy in East Africa as a particular variegation of transnational state capitalism and neoglobalization: ABSTRACT The most significant case of transnational state capitalism today is China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which seeks to expand/extend the country’s geoeconomic and geopolitical integrations globally. We conceptualise the BRI as manifest […]

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Global Population To Hit 8B This Year

Via CBS News, an article on a new UN report that the global population will hit 8 billion this year, with more than half of the rise forecast in the world’s population in the coming decades will be concentrated in eight countries – Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania: […]

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After The War Ends, Can Ethiopia’s Economic ‘Miracle’ Get Back On Track?

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Ethiopia’s economy: Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed said this month that his government would negotiate with fighters in the northern Tigray region to end a war that has not only unleashed human rights abuses and killed thousands of people but has also derailed one of Africa’s most […]

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5G In Africa

Via Quartz Africa, a report on which countries have rolled out 5G in Africa: When Ethiopia announced on May 9 that it was launching trials for its first 5G mobile network in its capital, it joined more than a dozen African countries that are either testing or have rolled out the next-gen network. But just as for […]

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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.