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Top Investment Opportunities in Africa

Over the past decades, Africa has explored great depths for its rise in economic growth and investment opportunities.  While Africa offers great returns compared to most emerging market…
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Q&A: The World Bank's Makhtar Diop on how to accelerate economic growth in Africa

With sub-Saharan Africa seeing its lowest growth rate in two decades amid low commodity prices, the World Bank is urging the continent to seize the moment to make change. Policy…
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Urbanizing Africa needs more infrastructure investment: World Bank

ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank has called for aggressive investment in infrastructure and land markets reform to speed up economic growth in African cities. A…
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Zwane to officially open the 2017 Investing in Africa Mining Indaba

The Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi  Zwane is set to officially open the “2017 Investing in Africa Mining Indaba” in Cape Town on Monday. Zwane’s department said…
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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: East Africa’s Massive Infrastructure Project Begins

It is a massive infrastructure project originating from Kenya, consisting of a 32-berth port on the country’s north coast, a railway, an oil pipeline, highways, international…
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Which Pension Funds Are Investing In African Infrastructure?

Tanzania opened an elegant new six-lane toll bridge in April across Dar es Salaam’s Kigamboni Creek, thanks in part to a $135 million investment by Tanzania’s National Social…
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FSDEA commits to $180 million investment in port infrastructure

Commenting on the project, José Filomeno dos Santos, chairman of the Board of Directors, FSDEA stated, “Investments in the industrial sector and infrastructure support trade…
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Home-grown African wealth funds seeking foreign partners to fix infrastructure gap

Africa, famously short of new roads, ports and power stations, is increasingly leaning on its own sovereign investment funds to help fix its infrastructure gap. The funds…
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New African Railways Ride on Chinese Loans

Earlier this month, the first train rumbled down the tracks of a $3.4bn electric railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti and its access to the Red Sea. The 750km (466…
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AfDB to finance construction of Uganda- Rwanda highway

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently signed loan agreements of $151m to finance the construction of the Multinational Busega-Mpigi Express Highway that links Uganda and Rwanda…
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The African Trade Insurance Agency to help Benin attract US$15bn by 2021

Benin is a country on the rise led by a newly appointed President, H.E. Patrice Talon. The President recently launched a five-year program that is aligned to Benin’s Vision 2030 that…
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MEC Alan Winde confident in the African Agri Investment Indaba

In 2015, the value of exports from Africa's agricultural produce reached R700 billion, which translates into an annual growth rate of 17% over the past decade. Approximately 65% of…
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Private equity is building Africa

Private equity industry is playing an increasingly critical role in funding the infrastructure deficit in Africa, the latest figures from the Southern African Venture Capital and Private…
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Rwanda energy sector remains attractive – says expert

The Rwanda Energy Group is targeting to increase power output to at least 563MW by 2018 from the current capacity of 190MW and connect about 70% of households by 2020. In East Africa,…
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Focus on Agribusiness, Adesina tells Burkina Faso

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina has urged Burkina Faso to aggregate the financial potential of agriculture to boost its economy. AfDB plans…
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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan talks infrustructure investments in South Africa

In line with the National Development Plan, investment in infrastructure remains a policy priority with public-sector infrastructure investment plans totalling R987.4bn over the medium-term. According…