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Uranium-Rich Niger Struggles Despite Nuclear Resurgence

Via Nuclear Power Daily, an article on Niger’s mining prospects: Prospects for the world’s nuclear industry have been boosted by the war in Ukraine and mounting hostility towards climate-wrecking fossil fuels — but Niger, one of the world’s biggest sources of uranium, has yet to feel the improvement. The deeply impoverished landlocked Sahel state is […]

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China’s Global Port Investments Give Rise to Security Worries

Via the Wall Street Journal, an article on Chinese investments in overseas ports: Security concerns related to Chinese investments in overseas ports are mounting as the country’s firms acquire more stakes at shipping hubs around the world and geopolitical tensions rise. Chinese companies have expanded investments at foreign ports in recent years and now run major container terminals in locations […]

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Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII): Moving Forward

Courtesy of The Atlantic Council, commentary on the G7’s $600 billion response to China’s Belt and Road Initiative is here and steps that can be taken to ensure it succeeds: This summer, Group of Seven (G7) leaders followed on their 2021 promise to develop the new six hundred billion dollar Partnership for Global Infrastructure and […]

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Will Sisi Take Egypt’s Economy Out of the Military’s Hands?

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on how the global crisis has magnified the fragility of Egypt’s state-driven economic model and forced it to take out new multilateral loans: When Egypt was forced to go cap-in-hand to the IMF as it struggled with a foreign currency crisis and dwindling reserves in 2016, President Abdel […]

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How Africa Can Chart Its Own Course

Courtesy of Foreign Affairs, commentary from Mo Ibrahim on how Africa can chart its own course: Africa is a vast and abundant continent. Roughly ten times the size of India and three times the size of China, it is home to nearly 18 percent of the world’s population and roughly 30 percent of its mineral […]

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Eight Reasons Why Africa Is Primed for Impact Investing

Via CFA Institute, a look at several reasons why Investors looking to make a difference and make a profit should consider the fastest-growing continent for technology adoption, natural resource opportunities, and human capital: Africa. The second largest continent by land and population, Africa has abundant untapped natural resources, vast potential for sustainable agriculture, transformative free […]

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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.