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Could You Be Missing Out on Investing in Francophone Africa?

FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA - CIRCA 1946: a stamp printed in French Equatorial Africa shows Young Bacongo Woman, circa 1946

FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA – CIRCA 1946: a stamp printed in French Equatorial Africa shows Young Bacongo Woman, circa 1946

Many investors in anglophone countries don’t seem to understand, or are afraid of, investing opportunities in francophone Africa.  Although this article from South Africa discusses it from their perspective and from a total business perspective (as opposed to a stock investor perspective), the theme here is relevant.

“Francophone Africa remains a bridge too far for most risk-averse South African investors. Only a handful of SA’s sizeable corporates have made the journey to countries in this complex but promising region, kept at bay by the invisible barriers of language and foreign business culture.”

We here at the African Investment Report remain “on the hunt” for great stocks in all of the countries of Africa, whether the culture is anglophone, french, lusophone or “whatever”.  The important thing is to find great investments that you can add to your portfolio.

Also see:

“Orange Could Be A Great Stock to Buy and a Great Play on African Growth”

“Standard Bank’s Expansion Into French Africa Teaches Us About Africa’s Investment Growth Potential”

“How to Invest in French Africa From Home”

Risk-averse Companies Missing Out in Francophone Africa: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2016/07/04/risk-averse-companies-missing-out-in-francophone-africa

How to Invest in French Africa From Home

francophone africa map   French Africa, or francophone Africa, can be viewed as a “different animal”, in that that there is, of course, a different language and also, some would argue, a different cultural orientation than the so-called anglophone countries.  Francophone Africa is made up of 15 countries and at least 115 million people.  That’s as of 2007, so it’s probably grown a lot since!

Some of the countries, such as Senegal, the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are experiencing rapid economic growth.

We here at Africa Investment Report are researching investment opportunities for you by not only looking at the literature in English, but also in French!

Previously we have reported on Lafarge and Schneider Electric.  We are also looking at Orange (ORAN), formerly France Telecom, that is tapping into the explosive mobile growth in Africa.

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A Power Investment Opportunity in Africa – From France!

Electric Power  There is an energy management giant that aims to grow in Africa that many don’t know about.  Schneider Electric (SBGSF), a large French company that provides power systems around the world, has been in Africa for a long time and is continuing to expand there, with aims to expand in Southern Africa.  They are already operating in Nigeria and other African countries, and have built a new facility in South Africa, looking to go into Angola, Mozambique and Zambia.

The president of Schneider Electric Africa said in 2012 that the electrical needs of Africa should double by 2030!  This looks like a tremendous long-term opportunity, and Schneider Electric might be a great company to invest in to take advantage of this.  It is listed on the Paris stock exchange as SU.PA and in the U.S. as an ADR (SBGSF)

Are you investing in Africa, where the “smart money” is going? We here at Africa Investment Report will continue to “do our homework”  and look for “practical” opportunities for you to invest in Africa.  So what are you waiting for? Sign up in the box to the right for updates, and as a gift for doing so, get our FREE report: “How to Profit From Africa’s Growth Without Leaving Home”.