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AfDB’s Akinwumi Adesina on ‘Investing in Africa’

“There has never been a better time for Africa to attract capital investment for good bankable projects from sovereign funds, global pension plans and other available capital in the…
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China-Africa relations: Musings from the Belt and Road initiative

In 2013, China proposed the joint building of the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, also known as the Belt and Road. The Belt and Road is a proposal for economic…
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Gauteng to invest R42bn in infrastructure development

Gauteng’s infrastructure Infrastructure development lies at the heart of government’s programme to create sustainable jobs and reengineer the spatial layout of a post-apartheid…
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Ethiopia: Will African Lion, Ethiopia, Sustain Fast Growth?

Kenyan media outlets have it well covered recently that Ethiopia is about to overtake Kenya and become the leading economy in East Africa. Building on decade-long double-digit growth…
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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…