But Kentucky's most famous acronym export is just one American haute couture icon among many that are making big moves into Africa, starting with the bubbly beverage that quenched thirsts at Okinawa before it stared down Communism: Coca-Cola.
Atlanta's most syrupy offering plans to spend $12 billion increasing African coke consumption.
"We go to every town, every village, every community, every township," a top official told Business Week.
Then there's Walmart. Earlier this fall, the world's largest public corporation bought a majority share of Massmart, the biggest retailer in Africa, with plans to bring the big box to Africa's biggest cities.