Category: Africa


The Deloitte Guide to Oil and Gas in East Africa

Until the last few years this region has been a sleepy backwater for the upstream industry, but the discovery of significant quantities of oil in Uganda in 2006 has ushered in a bonanza; indeed one senior oil company executive informed me recently (January 2013) that more hydrocarbons have been discovered in East Africa in the last 2 years than anywhere else in the World. Onshore oil discoveries in Uganda have been followed by discoveries in Kenya. Offshore we have seen world-class discoveries of gas in Tanzania and Mozambique.


Private equity in Africa: warming up for 2014

Africa’s private equity industry, with the exception of South Africa, is at a phase of relative infancy and has its share of shortcomings. But factors like political stability, infrastructure growth and rising consumerism have helped spike activity in the continent’s PE hotspots across west, east and southern parts of the continent, fuelling optimism for 2014.