Power access is increasing in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa as more countries are connecting their power systems to pool and transfer energy around the region. Continue reading World Bank Sees ‘Huge Developments’ in Solving Africa’s Energy Deficit
Nigeria made news earlier this summer after officially beginning a recession, with GDP dropping 2.06% this year in response to plummeting oil prices, the U.S. Federal hike and China’s economic slowdown. The emerging nation has its hands full as businesses … Continue reading Not for the squeamish: Making a case for alternative private investments in Nigeria
Palm wine has a long and illustrious history as the moonshine of West Africa. For years, farmers have tapped the sap from palm trees and let it ferment in any kind of container – from a gourd shell to a … Continue reading Can an American Entrepreneur Bottle and Export Benin’s Voodoo Spirit?
Ivory Coast, the former “jewel of West Africa” is regaining some of its luster. With an average annual growth rate of 8 percent over the last four years, according to the World Bank, the Ivory Coast is in the midst of a … Continue reading Ivory Coast: West Africa’s Frontier Market Comeback Kid