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.
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