1. Mining and Governance in Africa – Kudos to Ghana for ramping up its move against illegal mining in Ghana with the arrests of several Chinese miners two weeks ago, and several Nigeriens a few days ago. I look forward to seeing how the country and others continue to build their capacity around governance to provide protection for their people.
2. Market Research and Private Equity – While traveling last month, I ran into a few companies doing innvoative work to collect market research in their respective countries. This is a key area for Africa’s economic growth especially as more people move out poverty into the middle class. I’m sure private equity firms will appreciate access to market research as more and more firms scout out investment opportunities.
3. Value Chain Capture – Read about Zambeef capturing its whole value chain. Interested to read more case studies from the continent.