Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

China’s Belt and Road Initiative In Kenya

Via Foreign Policy Research Institute, commentary on China’s BRI in Kenya: Through trade, investment, and strategic diplomacy, China is re-shaping sub-Saharan Africa. Beijing has growing economic ties with Africa’s largest economies and Chinese firms dominate infrastructure construction projects. In 2020, nearly one-third of infrastructure projects in Africa worth at least $50 million were built by Chinese companies. […]

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Safaricom, Ethiopian Telcoms Sign Network-Sharing Deal

Via the East African, a report that Safaricom will access the giant network of Ethiopian State monopoly Ethio Telecom allowing the telco to roll out its services across the vast Horn of Africa nation: Safaricom will access the giant network of Ethiopian State monopoly Ethio Telecom allowing the telco to roll out its services across the vast […]

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PEACE Launch: Kenya’s New Internet Cable

Via The East African, an article on Kenya’s new $399m internet cable which it hopes will help it unlock the digital economy: Thirteen years since Kenya welcomed its first ever fibre optic cable, the country has now unveiled a sixth submarine internet cable that promises to offer higher speeds, lower latency and broader bandwidth. The launch […]

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Rich Lamu Oil Discovery Fuels Kenya’s Economic Dreams

Via The East African, an article on how a rich Lamu oil find may fuel Kenya’s economic dreams: Kenya is just weeks away from announcing the discovery of new oil resources in the Lamu basin, bigger than what was found a decade ago in Turkana, in what could be a turning point for the country’s […]

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Africa’s Biggest Bank Turns To Fintech To Extend Lending To Informal Businesses

Via Impact Alpha, a look at how Africa’s biggest bank is turning to fintech to extend lending to informal businesses: It may take the threat of a fintech disruption to get local commercial banks focused on lending for micro and small businesses in Africa and other emerging markets. Fintech startups and local fund managers have recently […]

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Kenyan Flower Exports In Full Bloom

Via Logistics Update Africa, a report on Kenya’s cut flower industry: With a perfect all-year growing climate, affordable labour and access to temperature-controlled air freight, Kenya has all the ingredients to become one of the top flower producers in the world. For an emerging nation like Kenya, being the third-largest exporter of cut flowers in […]

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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.