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AD Ports Group and India’s Adani Ports Explore Investment In Tanzania

Via The National News, a report on AD Ports Group and India’s Adani Ports exploration of investment opportunities in Tanzania: AD Ports Group, the operator of industrial cities and free zones in Abu Dhabi, and India’s Adani Ports have signed a preliminary agreement to explore joint investment opportunities in Tanzania. The two companies will collaborate on potential end-to-end logistics […]

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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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Turkey: Making A Big Push Into Africa

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on Turkey’s diplomatic and corporate engagement into Africa: he recep tayyip erdogan hospital in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, is named after Turkey’s president. It has 47 intensive-care beds, more than any other in the country, but it does not treat covid-19 patients. “If we did, we would have to […]

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Germany Should Look to Africa for Gas, Not Russia

Via Foreign Policy, an article on Africa’s potential to provide gas to Germany: With the United States and United Kingdom banning Russian energy exports and the European Union announcing it will reduce Russian gas imports by two-thirds by the end of the year, the West is urgently debating how to replace Russian energy deliveries. The […]

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Sino-French African Pipeline Deal

Via Oil and Gas Daily, a report on a recently announced Sino-French African pipeline deal: French green groups on Monday denounced a newly inked multi-national accord to build a massive crude oil pipeline in East Africa, warning of huge environmental risks. The Ugandan and Tanzanian governments joined oil companies Total of France and China’s CNOOC […]

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Winter Energy Woes Bedevil Central Asia

Via The Diplomat, a look at how Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan have all suffered in recent months from shortages and blackouts, leaving their citizens to experience cold nights and darkened lights: As the new year was just beginning, the lights went dark in Kabul. Afghan media reported last week that in one 24 hour period late in the […]

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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.