Why China’s slowdown is good news for Africa?

China’s $60bn package includes 10 major projects that extend from poverty reduction to trade facilitation in African countries. It is investments of this size that have enabled China to become, in 2013, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest export and development partner. But its engagement has not been free from criticism, with international and African voices alike citing instances of exploitation, environmental damage and a disproportionate focus on extra-ctive activities.  More

Unlocking the Avocado manufacturing potential in Kenya

The objective of the report is to stipulate the potential value addition to avocado products and identify areas of investment opportunities. Kenya has the potential to become a major exporter of avocado products to the International market. It is the largest avocado producer in Africa. Kenya’s avocado production has been growing at a faster rate than that of South Africa over the last ten years. More

Botho at 6

Over the past 6 years, Botho Limited has engaged in multiple projects in different countries. By the end of 2015, Botho had engaged in over USD 500 million in Investment and Strategy Advisory related deals. More

Unlocking the leather opportunity in Kenya

This report aims to map out the current leather industry value chain in Kenya and identify areas within the value chain that present potential investment opportunities. 89% of exports in leather are in form of wet blue/semi-processed leather. The biggest gap lies in the manufacture of finished leather from wet blue, and manufacture of leather products from finished leather. More