Private trade credit insurance agencies often struggle with insuring African risk due to the lack of available information.
In 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 slaves who were working on plantations in southern Maryland to pay off its massive debts. The university received the equivalent of $3.3 million after these men, women, and children were sold to plantations in Louisiana.
A new government indigenization and economic empowerment bill in Namibia has many white business owners pondering whether to leave the country or take court action.
The Pan African Franchise Federation recently held its inaugural meeting in South Africa with delegations from Egypt, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Tanzanian and Nigeria to promote franchising in Africa.