Strategic Incite, a independent private firm that specializes in risk assessment and analysis of the African continent in economic development-investment, energy management and transnational security. We aim to provide provide strategic counsel, creative solutions and timely, responsive services. Our aim is to give concrete advice, assessment that leads and builds upon self-efficient economic prosperity, profitable resource management and security. We relentlessly pursue breakthrough ideas for our work. We strive and are committed to build a long-term relationship with each customer as an individual with the lowest hassle.
Stratsis Incite promotes:
* Continued world engagement–diplomatic, economic, and military—on the African continent and rejection of policies that would lead us down the path to isolationism.
* Robust support for Democratic nations and opposition to rogue regimes that threaten Global interest.
* The human rights of those oppressed by their governments, and World leadership in working to spread political and economic freedom.
* Strong security institutions with adequate defense budgets needed to ensure that Africa is ready to confront the threats of the 21st century.
* International economic engagement as a key element of the world community in this time of great economic dislocation.
We at Stratsis Incite looks forward to working with all who share these objectives, irrespective of geographical region, so that Africa as a whole successfully confronts its challenges and make progress toward a freer and more secure future.
Economic development: Over the past decade, parts of Africa have taken baby steps towards greater prosperity, security and democracy. Snake oil “African socialism” from the 1960s has been supplanted by private enterprise and freer markets. Even Nigeria, arguably the most corrupt nation on earth, is — by conventional standards — a macroeconomic success. Nigeria’s annual GDP growth had more than doubled between 2003 and 2006 to an average of 7.3%. Inflation in Nigeria dropped to single-digit percentages last year. And thanks to a boom in oil exports, Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves are approaching $50 billion. How is this all possible? It turns out that African companies are some of the most profitable and fastest-growing in the world. The very reasons not to invest in African stock markets — political uncertainty, corruption, poor infrastructure — mean that the firms that do succeed are some of the savviest around. Yet thanks to the “Africa discount,” they trade at half the levels of Western counterparts.
Energy development: High oil and other commodity prices have provided a much needed tailwind to African growth rates. But here’s the surprising news: non-oil producing African countries are recording similar rates of growth. Thanks to pragmatic government policies and an emphasis on tourism, Kenya is one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies — despite having no commodities. Zambia’s copper exports are complemented by agricultural exports. Africa is even beginning to boast an emerging middle class. In Nigeria, mobile-phone penetration is 8% and rising fast. Optimists hope that a combination of debt forgiveness, improving infrastructure, and accumulated financial reserves have combined to create a momentum that could keep going even after the commodity boom ends.
Transnational security: The same global advances in communication, transportation and commerce that lead to economic growth, social exchange and political integration can also be conduits for transnational security threats. Infectious disease, international crime, human trafficking, terrorism and environmental degradation, among others, challenge the international system in the twenty-first century.