The goal of this blog is to promote informed discussion about business and investment in sub-Saharan Africa, especially involving the United States.

Why this blog?

Africa has both been called the hopeless continent and a hopeful continent (by the same outlet). The conversation around economic development and business in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is often painted with the same broad brush, it is either boom or bust. This view of the sub-continent lacks nuance, and misrepresents the many (48) different economies in the region. This blog is meant to highlight the reality in SSA, and to identify where opportunities for business and inclusive growth exist.

The Author

Allen Grane is the U.S.-Africa policy researcher at a New York City based think tank. He is pursuing his Masters in Finance (Economic Policy) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. A Civil Affairs officer in the U.S. Army Reserve,  in a past life he was more of tanker than a thinker.


You can follow Allen on Twitter at: @Allen_Grane