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Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

South Africa joins emerging markets wave of sovereign bond sales

South Africa is preparing its first sale of debt this year as global investors including BlackRock and Pimco declare that emerging markets represent a buying opportunity after three years of underperformance.

Frontier markets like Nigeria & Kenya suit those with long-term investment horizons.

Frontier markets like Nigeria & Kenya suit those with long-term investment horizons

The term ‘frontier markets’ is a useful way to group those countries that have economies that are less developed than those in emerging markets.

Central Bank of Nigeria sees pressure on Naira easing after vote

Central Bank of Nigeria sees pressure on Naira easing after vote

Portfolio inflows to Nigeria jumped since last month’s presidential elections, easing pressure on the currency of Africa’s biggest oil producer, according to the central bank.

Cobus Visagie looks to pass the ball during Springbok training in Cape Town in 2001. Source: Touchline Photo/ALLSPORT/Getty Images

Big-tackling ex-Springbok rugby player Cobus Visagie starts Africa fund

Cobus Visagie recalls making 18 tackles the day South Africa’s national rugby team kicked its way into the World Cup record books to defeat England.

Lagos, Nigeria (Photo credit: kelechiamadiobi.com)

Opportunity rings in frontier markets like Nigeria

With all the turbulence in the global markets these days, it appears that many U.S. investors are choosing to turn down the volume over the holidays, perhaps saving their song for when volatility improves.