African cleavages

New to Sub-Saharan Africa but bitten by the private equity bug that says invest to capture its growth? Visualising SSA as one monolithic entity and having difficulty in breaking it into digestable parts? Here are a few cleavages to consider to get you going. Distinguish consumer markets with a lot of growth potential (economic growth rate, population size, political stability) from those that don’t Distinguish promising PPP partners for large infrastructure projects (political stability, foreign reserves, track-record for relations with infrastructure investors, BITs) Political stability: Read political histories of particular countries by reading books Follow Al Jazeera, Jeune Afrique/The Africa … Continue reading African cleavages