Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sovereign Wealth Fund?

Nigeria mulls sovereign fund for oil wealth: minister
Aganga said a proposal for the sovereign fund will be presented to the federal cabinet next month for approval, and that the plan was expected to be launched in the next three months. (Read More...)

Hmmm. Good. But...
Previously, on this blog

Friday, April 16, 2010

Would You Buy $200 Jeans?

An intriguing case study in Marketing, as the jean company Levi's tries on a Premium brand.

Meanwhile, African fashion goes electronic with , , , , etc. The fine-purse-purveyor at Gidan Nodza makes use of , the large(st) online shop for handmade goods.

Would you buy $200 inidgenous fashion? Online?

I have a feeling, the lean days of the recession will soon be over. What will you splurge on when you get the chance? Fashion?

Then again, maybe you already have it Roger Federer had to answer when asked in an interview to name his dream car: he answered, "I already drive my dream car. It's a..."
Now that's what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Solving Africa

Nice new site.
It's Pan-African, and especially focused on people considering moving back.

Check it out.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Reviewing That Bubble

Dr. Burry appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday March 14th, 2010
Dr. Burry’s activities with Scion Capital are portrayed in Michael Lewis’s newest book, The Big Short.
An excerpt is available in the April 2010 issue of Vanity Fair magazine, and at


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Post-graduate Science and Technology Degrees

Both of these have application deadlines in APRIL, so hurry.

African University of Science and Technology

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a centre for education and research in Cape Town, South Africa. AIMS was established in 2003 as a partnership project of the following 6 universities: Cambridge, Cape Town, Oxford, Paris Sud XI, Stellenbosch, and Western Cape. The goals of AIMS are
To promote mathematics and science in Africa
To recruit and train talented students and teachers
To build capacity for African initiatives in education, research, and technology
Science and technology are powerful forces for progress in global society and the global economy. For Africa to benefit fully from these forces it must build a strong indigenous capacity in both.
Mathematics underpins most of modern life - information and communication technology, genetics, medicine, finance, demographics and planning. Without mathematical training Africans will be unable to access the full power of new technologies to solve their countries' problems.
Through its graduate programme and public outreach activities, AIMS influences choices at school and university level, drawing bright young Africans into mathematical and scientific careers.
Africa's greatest resource is its people. There can be no more effective investment in Africa's future than in education which empowers talented young people to contribute to their countries' development.

Please add to the list of places to do grad school (on the cheap) yet with conditions far superior to the usual public university level.

Money Talk Kenya

Kenyan business blog: BANKELELE
Kenyan business in focus at

Nice to know what the bros/sisters down East are up to, right?

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