Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies 2022

Courtesy of the Financial Times, an  annual ranking of Africa’s fastest growing companies: The inaugural FT annual ranking of Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies (below) provides a snapshot of corporate landscape in a continent where technology, fintech and support-service businesses have had to adapt to a radically altered environment. Chief among the recent challenges has been operating […]

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African Startups Raising Unprecedented Amounts Of Capital

Via The Economist, an article on how African startups are raising unprecedented amounts of capital: When Maurizio Caio, a fund manager with about 20 years of experience in tech, began raising money in 2015 for an African startup fund, investors were hesitant. “They said to pick either Africa or venture capital (vc),” says Mr Caio, who […]

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The Era of WhatsApp Banking Is With Us

Via Quartz Africa, commentary on how banking via WhatsApp is spreading from east Africa to far beyond: How about forgetting all the ATM cards and banking apps you have and instead transacting through WhatsApp? That practice is already making inroads in east Africa, and it could be bigger than you can imagine. This week I […]

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Future of African Oil and Gas

Via McKinsey, a report on how – with momentum for sustainability building – Africa’s oil and gas producing nations have a unique opportunity to embark on an inclusive energy transition and chart a course toward a sustainable future: African’s oil and gas industry is entering a new era. As the world looks to accelerate its […]

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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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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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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.