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West Africa’s 3 up-and-coming investment cities

Bridging the energy gap in Africa… Resources are high, utilisation is low

Sub-Saharan Africa is seen as a new frontier for investment and expansion and the economic […]

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

Accounting for Africa’s ‘unbanked’ population

The rise of Africa’s financial services sector in recent years has been remarkable. From a […]

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The Business and Economic Impact of Ebola across Africa

KPMG Africa has collaborated across our healthcare practices in West, East and Sub-Saharan Africa to […]

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Leveraging of Mobile Networks

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent

Pepkor plans to double its presence in Nigeria by 2018 PEPKOR, the local clothing retailer […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent

MTN Group may buy Nigeria’s Visafone ACQUISITION MTN Group has started the process of buying […]

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Can cloud computing take off in Africa?

When it comes to information technology in Africa, analysts will tell you, this continent has […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent

Automotive Manufacturing Plants prepare to expand in Africa While the South African automotive market looks […]

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Economic Growth in Africa: The Past, Present and Future

Africa’s economic growth and performance has improved greatly since the turn of the century, leading […]

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Education in Africa

Education in Africa: How do we get it right?

It is no news that education in Africa faces several obstacles; there are scarcity of […]

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Healthcare

Africa holds 24% of the world’s disease burden

While sub-Saharan Africa might be home to 11% of the world’s population, it holds up […]

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ClinicCommunicator to be taken beyond Uganda’s borders

TRENDS IN AFRICAN DISEASES

Diseases and Mortality in Africa The state of healthcare in Africa is not particularly promising, […]

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

What’s driving African banking? And what’s stalling it?

Very few Africans make use of formal financial services. In fact, only 24% of adult Sub-Saharan Africans had a bank account in 2012, while the global average was 50%, says the Global Findex Database. In the following countries less than 10% had an account that year: Sudan, Senegal, DRC, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Madagascar and Mali.

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Manufacturing in Africa

The impact of manufacturing on economic development has been widely studied. Very few countries have been able to grow and accumulate wealth without investing in their manufacturing industries, and a strong and thriving manufacturing sector usually precipitates industrialisation. The manufacturing sector is widely considered to be the ideal industry to drive Africa’s development.

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Doing business in Africa – A focus on the business and economic impact of Ebola

We are one world; we are affected by the wellbeing of our neighbours and our business partners… The stories of human suffering coming out of West Africa are staggering. The human cost of this strange disease, immense. The fall-out of the epidemic is not just health-related. It is also economic.

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No-till agriculture and drought-resistant crops critical to Africa’s prosperity

What are the key drivers to growing Africa’s agricultural sector?

Africa has vast agricultural potential, but there is a large leap from the current system, dominated by small-scale and subsistence farming, to commercial farming where the benefits of economies of scale can be reaped. Nevertheless, the answer lies not only with commercial farming, but also in reducing the potential that goes to waste with small-scale farmers’ lack of access to stable markets, technology and finance.

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Payment revolution on the horizon

Mobile coverage! Africa’s biggest service achievement

More Africans have access to a mobile phone network than to piped water, electricity or a health clinic, revealed last month’s Afrobarometer, which canvassed 34 African nations. The report showed that while cellphone coverage is almost universal at 93%, only 64% of Africans have access to an electricity grid (many of which are moreover unreliable), 62% have access to a health clinic, and 59% have access to piped water.

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa covering the 2014 calendar year

Africa’s Investment Rich Future

Recently the Carlyle Group, one of the largest global asset management firms, specialising in private equity, closed its maiden sub-Saharan Africa Fund at around US$700m – about 40% beyond its original target. This has followed the closure of a number of similar Africa funds at anywhere from US$350m to US$1bn. Private equity operating norms suggest that these funds will have to be deployed within the next couple of years – and this illustrates the direction of travel of one of the most focused streams of global investment capital.

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The dividends of empowering Africa’s female workforce

According to an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s highest proportion (40%) of women who are just contributing family workers and are only supportive of the primary income earner. Only 15% of sub-Saharan African women are salaried (in developed countries it’s around 90%), and for most a job is not about building a career but about survival. In spite of the fact that women play such a key role in the home, and economy, they are not properly recognised and rewarded for their contribution.

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No-till agriculture and drought-resistant crops critical to Africa’s prosperity

No-till agriculture and drought-resistant crops critical to Africa’s prosperity

Africa is the poorest continent in the world, yet it is one of the richest in terms of its natural resources. Its vast arable lands, excellent fishing grounds, and abundant fresh water supply (in certain regions at least) offer vast potential. Not only is Africa capable of feeding all of its own, it has been recognised as a potential world bread basket.

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa covering the 2014 calendar year

Africa Brief: Stanlib keeps an eye on Africa after deal in Ghana and more…

Standard Bank-owned asset manager Stanlib has set up oper­ations in Ghana through the acqui­sition of the Stanbic Investment Management Services division. It is also pursuing an asset management acquisition in Nigeria, which it hopes to close in the first half of 2015.

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Africa Brief: Local banks join power plant deal in Ghana and more…

South African banks and con­struction companies have been expanding activities in the rest of Africa, where energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors. The $900m of debt and equity project finance for the Kpone Independent Power Plant and associated infrastruc­ture in Ghana was closed by financiers and industrialists, including several South African banks.

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Celebrating African leadership in healthcare

African Healthcare Opportunity

The healthcare sector in Africa can be considered a major growth opportunity for two main reasons: because of the tremendous health challenges that the continent faces, and because of the very serious deficiencies that still exist in Africa’s healthcare, compared to the rest of the world.

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Africa’s new oil producers

Africa’s new oil producers

Nigeria continues as the key player, ranking as the world’s 13th biggest oil producer, and the continent as a whole produces significantly more oil than it consumes.

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Africa’s top 5 education priorities

Africa’s top 5 education priorities

Education in Africa faces numerous obstacles, from a scarcity of schools and supplies to untrained teachers and children too hungry to concentrate. Below we identify the top 5 requirements for Africa to propel its education, and consequently its socioeconomic growth, into the next phase of development.

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Nairobi to test drive Kenya Power’s smart meters project

Citi pledges $2.5 billion to Power Africa

Citi, the multinational bank headquartered in Manhattan, has pledged $2.5 billion in incremental capital to fund the Power Africa initiative, which aims to bring electricity to millions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Youths and women key to upping Africa’s literacy rate

Youths and women key to upping Africa’s literacy rate

Africa’s 2013 literacy rates vary widely, from 90.7% and 87% in Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea respectively, the continent’s best rates, to 21.8% 25.7% in Burkina Faso and Chad respectively, the continent’s worst. Addressing Africa’s literacy gap therefore requires varied, country- or region-specific approaches.

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Africa Brief: Tourism in Zimbabwe battles on as arrivals stagnate and more...

Africa Brief: Tourism in Zimbabwe battles on as arrivals stagnate and more…

Zimbabwe’s efforts to revive the economy using proceeds from the tourism industry has failed as tourist arrivals stagnated in the first half of the year, with arrivals only increasing by 1 percent compared with the prior year. This growth was supported by the increase in arrivals from Europe, Germany and the UK.

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How can Africa’s universities help urban planners?

How can Africa’s universities help urban planners?

While urban planners discuss the various possible solutions, they would do well not to overlook the key role being played by universities, which could be enhanced even further.

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How can financial services best support inclusive growth in Africa?

Insurance in Africa: who is buying it?

Insurance in Africa is under-developed, largely because most Africans simply cannot yet afford it.

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What are the funds changing the face of private equity in Africa?

What are the funds changing the face of private equity in Africa?

Among the most important private equity players are public companies, which often base their investment decisions on considerations other than pure profit

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