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Kurt Davis Jr

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Kurt Davis Jr. is an investor, advisor and consultant with experience in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. He is an avid traveler who has been to 70+ countries throughout the world in search of new investment opportunities, new people, and better understanding of the world. His international professional career includes positions with Schulze Global Investments, Kukula Capital, and African Development Bank, with experience covering the agribusiness, energy, fast-consumer moving goods (FMCG), infrastructure, manufacturing, natural resources, and real estate sectors.
Sierra Leone

Best Investment Opportunities In Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, today, bears little resemblance to the late 1990s when a civil war left the country’s infrastructure and economy decimated. It also left behind 14 main ethnic groups who did not trust each...

Can Nigeria Hang On To The Number One Economic Standing

Nigeria is Africa’s new economic leader. As if in line at McDonalds, Nigeria supersized its meal and got the winning monopoly piece on its French fries. The winning billions made Nigeria the continent’s biggest economy...
board room

5 Questions To Ask Before Joining A Company Board In Africa

A strong track record and reputation will likely land you a board seat in due time. As an investor, that opportunity comes quicker than you expect if you plan to protect your investment. There...
chickens

4 Countries Best For Chicken Investment In Africa

It is Friday night in Maputo and nightlife has not exactly started. But the KFC is bustling on Avenida 25 de Setembro with families buying buckets of chicken for dinner and groups of singles...
packaging industry

Packaging In Africa: Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Consumer goods like bagged milk, foil-wrapped cashews, and paper-wrapped take-away of an oily African dish are the headaches of daily life in Africa. Such packaging no-no’s are not a problem if you are selling...
fast-moving consumer goods

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods: Soaps And Detergents In Africa

If you know a woman who is experienced in traveling Africa, ask her what things she always travels with. She will definitely mention two things: soap and toilet paper. If you are an investor...
beef cattle in africa

The Cash Cow Of Africa: Beef And….Manure

Ragout d’Ignames and Bœuf aux Gombos. Sauce Arachide Ivoirienne avec Bœuf. These are some delicious classic dishes in Cote D’Ivoire.While on a visit there, do not be surprised if your hosts tell you that...
fuel subsidies

Targeting Fuel Subsidies to the Poor

The best example of this conundrum manifests with the subsidization of fuel in over half of the sub-Saharan African countries. According to the World Bank, fuel subsidies consumed, on average, nearly 1.5 percent of...

3 Investment Opportunities in Uganda

East Africa’s investment story is not new. As more foreign investors and multinationals enter the region, it continues to gain traction as an investment destination.  Certain countries, such as Kenya and Tanzania (and delicately toss...
investment opportunities

Untapped Investment Opportunities in Africa

The raggedy cargo truck drives onto the ferry which immediately sinks deeply into the water, only seemingly buoyed by the grace of mother nature. The truck appears misplaced on the ferry, but locals assure...
renewable energy

Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential

An energy deficit has effectively stunted Africa’s development, with an estimated 70 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africans without reliable access to electricity. In Gabon and Nigeria for example, manufacturing struggles as electricity remain costly and...
Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire: Returning to Glory

I love cashews and seafood.“Then you will love Cote d’Ivoire,” a young Ivorian once told me. He was right.A short stop at Saakan restaurant will provide a variety of delicious options—including Grillade de fruits...
Zambia

3 Top Investment Opportunities in Zambia

A lot has been written about the emergence of Ethiopia and Mozambique, and the changing dynamic of investing in Africa. Ethiopia is the continent’s second most populous country, with high potential for a consumer-driven...
East Africa

Why East Africa is Facing an Animal Feed ‘Famine’

It is not ‘culturally proper’ to call the situation a famine, says Tesfa Ghebrabe, a local Ethiopian agricultural investor, but there is definitely a shortage of animal feed in Ethiopia and the rest of...

Investing in South Africa: Why Private Equity Is Still Booming

Roughly 1 percent of private equity capital was invested in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012, with South Africa attracting the greatest volume of that capital. There is, however, a growing trend toward the newly emerging...

Something To Ponder

South Africa’s HIV/Aids BurdenThe first meeting in the sixth administration of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC) inter-ministerial committee has kicked off...

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