Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from developing countries has risen sharply over the past two decades. With the exception of South African investment, there is little FDI stemming from sub-Saharan Africa. Accordingly, little has been written about African outward FDI. This paper tries to pull together what is known about African outward FDI. While many of the issues apply to total outward FDI, we distinguish between intra Africa outward FDI and African outward FDI to outside the region.