Would you market to a West Coast African country differently than an East Coast African country? Are countries like Morocco truly “African”?

Throughout the text, there are many examples of regional and country profiles, and how important they are to getting a decent understanding of how strategy should be constructed for that region/country. In spite of the fact that many businesspeople inherently understand that Europe and Asia are not unified markets, many company strategists regard Africa as one entity—and attempt to market to “Africa” without breaking out individual countries, languages, cultures, governmental systems, and so forth.

**Using the Websites below as examples:
1. How would you break down the continent of Africa into individual markets? How are cultures, languages, history (especially the colonial legacy) different and important?

2. Would you market to a West Coast African country differently than an East Coast African country? Are countries like Morocco truly “African”?

Business Profile for Kenya
http://www.ambnairobi.um.dk/NR/exeres/611D127A-F2F8-4528-90DF-D05C8473978E

World Bank
http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/99169/CD_CC/precourse/MDG/pdf/KenyaCountryProfile.pdf

Global times
http://business.globaltimes.cn/world/2009-09/471239.html

Kwintessential
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/intercultural/management/kenya.html

World Travel Guide
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/137/general_information/Africa/Kenya.html

State Gov; Kenya
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm

Africa Open for Business
http://www.africaopenforbusiness.com/linkchangenotice.html

Morocco Profile
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5431.htm

Morocco
http://www.geographia.com/morocco/

BBC News/Tanzania
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1072330.stm

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