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Shoprite Holdings - An African consumer powerhouse

Shoprite Holdings - An African consumer powerhouse: Peter C. Thoms, CFA, Founder, Africa Capital Group

Shoprite Holdings Ltd., the South Africa-based supermarket chain, is our single largest holding in the retail industry in our Africa investment strategy.

Rate cuts & healthy FX reserves pave way for next bull run in Africa's markets

Rate cuts & healthy FX reserves pave way for next bull run in Africa's markets: Ryan Hoover, Portfolio Manager, Africa Capital Group

The sorry state of South African governance may be dominating headlines, but a closer inspection of Africa’s financial news reveals a heartening trend in the continent’s frontier economies.

Shoprite

Africa growth to rebound in 2017: Africa Capital Group (Infographic)

After the U.S. election in November, many Africa investors became concerned that a move toward a more isolationist trade policy in the U.S. would hinder business, trade and capital flows to and from Africa.

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

South African Stocks Poised for Long-Term Gains Despite Zuma's Maneuverings: Ryan Hoover, Portfolio Manager, Africa Capital Group

Late last month, South Africa’s increasingly unpopular president, Jacob Zuma, unceremoniously sacked his well-regarded Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan.

Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Africa Capital Group/Ninara/Flickr

Africa to Rebound in 2017: Peter C. Thoms, CFA, Founder, Africa Capital Group

2016 was a tumultuous year that offered Africa investors many opportunities to make mistakes.

Port of Mombasa, Kenya

Why Invest in Africa? The Big Picture

While the last couple of years have been tough for African equities and currencies, we believe the long-term case for investing in Africa remains intact.

Safaricom & M-PESA - An African Growth Story

Safaricom & M-PESA - An African Growth Story: Peter C. Thoms, CFA, Founder, Africa Capital Group

One of the larger holdings in our Africa strategy is Safaricom, the dominant mobile communications provider in Kenya.

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange IPO - Small is Beautiful

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange IPO: Small is Beautiful

When markets are moving sideways, like they have in Africa in recent months, it seems the best way to make money in stocks is to own a stock exchange.

Taste Holdings - Leading Starbucks' African Charge

Taste Holdings: Leading Starbucks' African Charge

Lattes were selling like hotcakes at the Starbucks in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank during the grand opening on April 21st.

In partnership with mobile money platform M-PESA, KCB disburses one loan every eight seconds.

Fact of the Day: Kenyan bank KCB disburses one loan every eight seconds

Bid farewell to long lines at the teller window. Brick and mortar bank branches will soon be going the way of the dinosaur.

John Magufuli, Tanzania's President-Elect

Tanzania's Election - Bullish on the Bulldozer: Ryan L. Hoover, Investment Analyst, Africa Capital Group

It wasn’t pretty, but John Magufuli ended up winning the most hotly contested presidential election in Tanzania’s history last week.

Two Rivers, Nairobi, Kenya: The development is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centum.

Centum Investment Company - Building Value in Kenya: Ryan Hoover, Investment Analyst, Africa Capital Group

It’s gut check time for Kenya investors. The Nairobi Securities Exchange’s main index has lost 31.7% in U.S. dollar terms since the start of the year in response to security concerns, China’s slowing growth, and a brief experiment with a 5% capital gains tax.

Africa Frontier Fund: Africa Capital Group launches new Africa-focused investment fund

Africa Frontier Fund: Africa Capital Group launches Africa-focused investment fund

Africa Capital Group, LLC has just launched an investment fund, the Africa Frontier Fund, LP. The Africa Frontier Fund, LP is a US-domiciled investment vehicle that invests in all listed Africa-focused companies that trade on any African or global stock exchange.

Private Equity in Africa - Planting Seeds

Private Equity in Africa: Planting Seeds

Scant listings and light trading volumes rank among the biggest challenges for public investors in Africa. As investors on the continent’s local stock exchanges, we believe the growing interest in private equity opportunities on the continent will lead to more IPOs and more liquid markets.

Investing In Africa with ETFs

Investing In Africa with ETFs

Is there an app for that? A few years ago that was a fun and only slightly rhetorical question, as we traded in our flip phones for smart phones and our PCs were catching flak from the tablet takeover. Today no one asks, because the answer is unequivocally “yes.”