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Security Sub-Saharan Africa

West African Piracy Is On the Rise

The word “piracy” has in recent years evoked two images in the average Westerner’s mind: that of Johnny Depp as a swashbuckling Caribbean rogue in the Disney franchise, and the

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Air travel necessary for continued sub-Saharan growth

While the prospects of massive economic growth throughout Africa have been heavily touted by the international press, the physical interconnectivity of sub-Saharan states and their links to potential investors in

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Japanese Investment Breaks South Sudan Oil Deadlock

Without oil, the only major source of revenue for South Sudan, the country would be essentially bankrupt. Fortunately, Japanese investment is changing that. Africa’s vast natural resource wealth offers obvious

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s opportunity to diversify bank lending

The level of concentration of Nigeria’s banking sector is enough to give investors cause for concern, as five banks control nearly 60% of the market. In 2005 and 2009, excesses

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Africa the new Eldorado for capital investors?

Over the next three years economic growth of Sub-Saharan Africa reaches 5% and will be higher than aggregate world growth. Capital investors are noticing. In an economic context of recession

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

An emerging tablet market; investors should act swiftly

Tablets have significant potential in developing nations as gateways to initial economic and social digitization. Tablet devices are thriving in western markets; Apple, Samsung, Google, Kindle to list but a

Finance North America

Strategic foreign aid in the ‘Age of Sequestration’

The Age of Sequestration has seen rising public and governmental concern about the ineffectiveness of foreign aid. Articles like U.S. Move to Give Egypt $450 Million in Aid Meets Resistance

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Africa: A tech innovation hub?

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the growing economic opportunities in Africa.  It seems like everyday there is a new article about China or Brazil scrambling to