My interest in Africa stems from a three-year volunteer term spent in the Southern African nation of Lesotho in the late 1990s. Like many other visitors to the region, I returned home a card-carrying Afrophile. In the years since, I’ve sought to remain as engaged with the continent as possible. This has taken many forms. I’ve worked as a human rights advocate and writer, and, most recently, as an equity analyst and fund manager. Through my blog, I attempt to spotlight African companies that contribute to human development while delivering market-beating returns to their investors.