20 episodes

market performance across different stock exchanges in Africa. We look across different securities, equities, fixed income, precious metals, and commodities.

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market performance across different stock exchanges in Africa. We look across different securities, equities, fixed income, precious metals, and commodities.

    The Opportunity is Francophone Africa - Rekia Foudel

    The Opportunity is Francophone Africa - Rekia Foudel

    Rekia Foudel is the founder and Managing Director of Barka Fund, which focuses on for-profit solutions across the too-often-overlooked French-speaking parts of Africa.
    In this conversation, Rekia explains why Francophone Africa is overlooked and provides some examples of succeeding businesses, including a spice company that was bootstrapped from a $6 investment by the founder.

    • 11 min
    Fast-Growing Companies in Africa

    Fast-Growing Companies in Africa

    This episode is an excerpt from a 90-minute panel at SankapAfrica2022, talking about the needs of fast-growing African companies, with stories directly from the founders of four such companies.
    The speakers include the founders of Agro Supply, East Africa Fruits, Ziweto Enterprise, Panel Meat Processing, Livestock Bank, and TRUK (Rwanda).

    • 22 min
    The Opportunity is Cookstoves - Yusuf Tura

    The Opportunity is Cookstoves - Yusuf Tura

    Obamastove is the most popular cookstove in Ethiopia, the largest artisanal cookstove manufacturer in the world and the second-largest in all of Africa. Here is the story behind the name and the backstory on how it got started.
    africaeats.com/obamastove | Obama-stove.com
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    • 9 min
    The Opportunity is Livestock Bank - Herve Tuyishime & Justine Umuhoza

    The Opportunity is Livestock Bank - Herve Tuyishime & Justine Umuhoza

    Livestock Bank is an innovative business that has created incomes for thousands of subsistence farmers in Rwanda, while also supplying quality commercial animals to Panel Meat Processing. africaeats.com/livestock-bank
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    • 6 min
    The Opportunity is Women - Haika Mtei

    The Opportunity is Women - Haika Mtei

    Haika created Goldenpot to empower Tanzanian women, creating income through maize and groundnuts (peanuts), alleviating not just hunger and poverty, but also the prevalent domestic violence that comes from women farming but men normally keeping the income. 452 farmers as of the end of 2021. africaeats.com/goldenpot
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    • 5 min
    Geoffrey Okoth Yoga - The Opportunity is Community

    Geoffrey Okoth Yoga - The Opportunity is Community

    Geoffrey created not one but two companies based around the hundreds of smallholder farmers near his in Tororo, Uganda. Papoli Farmers grow turkeys. Green Charcoal Uganda turns ag waste into charcoal briquettes. africaeats.com/papoli and africaeats.com/green-charcoal-uganda
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    • 10 min