First Talk Show Dedicated to Frontier Investing in Africa Debuts

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With investor interest in African economies and equities at an all-time high, popular Internet talk show – “The Cedric Muhammad and Black Coffee Program” – which for years has dedicated its focus to high finance and geopolitics now broadens its attention to events, capital markets, policies, and trends which highlight opportunities on the continent for frontier and diaspora based investors in the West.

With investor interest in African economies and equities at an all-time high, popular Internet talk show – “The Cedric Muhammad and Black Coffee Program” – which for years has dedicated its focus to high finance and geopolitics now broadens its attention to events, capital markets, policies, and trends which highlight opportunities on the continent for frontier and diaspora based investors in the West.

The show – which debuts Wednesday, June 15th - will feature content from the Africa PreBrief economic consulting and commentary service.

“I’ve found that much of the analysis or coverage on Africa is too broad, too driven by ideology, excessively optimistic or depressingly pessimistic at this stage to be helpful to the business community. By featuring Africa PreBrief’s analysis of historical, economic, political, and cultural dynamics in Africa and explaining their points of intersection and relevance to growth in Africa, we hope to bring sober perspective to the exciting rise of entrepreneurship and capital markets on the continent. The story of this decade and century is African economic development and we will be telling it thoroughly each broadcast,” said Cedric Muhammad – an African specialist recognized by The Wall Street Journal and member of the African Union's First Congress of African Economists.

Africa Prebrief – also founded by Mr. Muhammad – predicted the approval of the merger between Wal-Mart and South Africa’s Massmart; stated 7 months in advance of intention that Egypt’s Orascom Telecom would be purchased by Russia’s Vimpelcom; and has explained the downward pressure that exposure in Zambia would have on the Glencore IPO. It has provided views on Coca-Cola’s expansion in Kenya; IBM and Google’s expansion into West Africa; the impact of Ghana on the Kosmos Energy IPO; critiqued the World Bank’s assessment of business opportunity in Southern Sudan; and offered views on African-based companies like United Bank For Africa and Ashaka Cement in Nigeria; TransCentury and Kenya Commercial Bank in Kenya; SAB Miller in South Africa; and Attijariwafa Bank in Morocco.

“We’ll also be giving a lot of attention to the competition between the United States, Russia, China and India for African assets and resources and the rapid emergence of the African consumer class while telling the picture of this second great scramble for Africa from the eyes of the African people and where it yields promise and pain. We’ll weave all of this into the larger story of finance, technology and demographics shaping the global economy,” Cedric further described.

The first show broadcasts live from 12 PM to 5 PM EST at: http://www.cedricmuhammad.com/media/

It will be permanently archived at: http://www.cedricmuhammad.com/showarchives/

To learn more about the Africa PreBrief service visit:
http://www.africaprebrief.com/pages/company-watch-capital-markets.php

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