Randy Koussou Alam-Sogan en Directors and Executives CEO • Black Lion Investment Ventures 4/7/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +300

The 21st Century will be the African Century

The 21st Century will be the African Century

Before Colonial Times, Africa was a global economic, cultural and geo-political hub, the center of knowledge and power.

For more than 3,000 years, Africa played a dominant role in global geo politics, being the center of Kingdoms like Egypt, Kush, Aksum, Libya, the Kongo, the Mali, Oyo, Dahomey, Buganda and so many more.

Africa's economic prosperity depends on the Empowerment and Inclusive Growth of its People, Forward Thinking Leadership, Innovation and the development of large capital pools by harnessing and maximising its own resources in order to fund the massive development of its infrastructure and energy required to fuel Growth.

Africa is the second fastest developing continent in the World, has the fastest growing population and the highest number of young people. African people are some of the most resilient and innovative on the Planet. The 21st Century belongs to Africa, this is the time to take active part in the transformation.

A prosperous Africa is necessary for the future of the planet, empowered Africans are the insurance of global stability, security and sustainable growth for the whole world.

We invite you all to partner with us in our path to become the World's Next Superpower. It might take us another 100 years or maybe less, but together we are stronger and we will overcome any challenges. We are growing bigger and stronger.

Strong local relationships are critical to a business’s successful integration and growth on the continent. Demonstrating a sincere, long-standing commitment and having a continuous on-the-ground presence will be key to developing good partnerships with competent local partners. Given that an increasing number of countries are passing or strengthening local content laws and policies, investors should anticipate working with local partners. However, due diligence into potential partners is critical. Without an understanding of the local terrain and given the persistence of small, well-connected elites, companies risk engaging local partners who are politically exposed persons, which could trigger liability under domestic and foreign anti-corruption laws.

Finally, entering into partnerships with other stakeholders—such as local companies along the supply chain, development finance institutions, and international and local not-for-profits—can lead to a strategic division of resources to overcome market challenges. These strategic relationships can also generate a positive identity in the market for a new investor as well as invaluable market intelligence.

Don't wait for change, engineer it.

Black Lion Rising Team