Africa is forecast to have their population increase from just over 1 billion currently to around 4 billion by 2100. While that's probably too far away for most of us to worry about, much of this growth will be happening in the earlier part of this century. At the same time wealth is increasing in third world countries across the world. So compounding these two factors makes it look to me like there is a killing to be made from real estate investing in Africa. The thing that are stopping me from investing in Africa now is that there is a lot more political instability than we're used to down here. Plus I don't know anything about the property market down there. I presume managing tenants through a PM would also prove more challenging than it does in Australia and I doubt that it would be possible to get much or any finance. But I have been pondering this for a while and maybe I will seriously look into it at one point. Has anyone had similar (or opposing) thoughts or has someone perhaps even looked into it?