Archive for the ‘Senegal’ Category

Francophone Africa’s First Unicorn Is Disrupting The Region’s Mobile Money Market

Courtesy of Rest of World, an article on how Wave’s rise has burst open the mobile money landscape in Senegal by fueling competition with existing players: From the confines of a light-blue shipping container next to a busy roundabout, Ousmane Fall runs a modest business transferring money across Senegal, with little more than his smartphone. A […]

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Ride-Hailing Apps Arrive In Senegal

Via Quartz Africa, a report on the arrival of ride-hailing apps in Senegal: The old yellow cabs that whizz around Senegal’s capital city of Dakar are hard to miss. Beckoning at oncoming traffic, passengers compete on street corners to secure themselves a ride. Unlike many other African countries, ride-hailing apps are not yet common in […]

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The NBA’s $1B Play For Africa

Via The Guardian, an article on the Basketball Africa League, a joint project between the NBA and Fiba, which hopes to tap into a market with a huge, tech-savvy and youthful population: On a March evening at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport, an agent beckoned me over to the check-in counter and asked for […]

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The Next Startup Investment Hotspots In West Africa

Via Quartz Africa, a look at the next startup investment hotspots in west Africa: Startup tracker, Africa: The Big Deal’s figures show that since 2019, west African startups have hauled in $4.2 billion, representing 41% of the total funds logged in Africa in that period. “Startups in the region have attracted more funding than in northern […]

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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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Senegal: On Global Fashion’s Radar

Via Business of Fashion, an interesting look at how Dakar’s reputation as a regional fashion hub has persuaded brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss to expand to the capital of the West African nation as it upgrades its retail infrastructure: Though Senegal is not in the same league as African markets like Nigeria, South Africa, […]

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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.