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WEF: Inclusive growth possible in Africa despite high inequalities, says AfDB






In spite of the high inequalities existing between countries in Africa, inclusive growth was still possible with cooperation and integration of trade, the Chief Economist, African Development Bank, AfDB, Mthuli Ncube, has said. Mr. Ncube, who was speaking during one of the private meetings marking the opening of the 24the World Economic Forum

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Africa Brief: Nigerian economy passes SA, Zim croc farmers focus on own meat market and more…











The Nigerian economy surpassed South Africa’s as the largest on the continent after its gross domestic product (GDP) data were overhauled for the first time in two decades.

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Africa Brief: Taste for pizza takes off in Africa and more...

Why Nigeria Delayed GDP Rebasing for Twenty-four Years











The GDP rebasing figures which will be released today is coming after a 24-year wait as the last rebasing exercise was done in 1990. Though it was meant to be done again in 2000 but was shelved due to some “strategic economic considerations”, people familiar with the strategy told THISDAY.

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AfDB leverages support to Zambia’s agriculture sector

AfDB leverages support to Zambia’s agriculture sector











The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is leveraging support to Zambia’s National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP: 2014-2018) with the approval of a US $31.12 million (UA 20.54 million) grant from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP), to support its agriculture value chain development project.

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Africa's Youth

Investing in Africa’s consumer markets











Africa is home to more than one billion people, presenting a massive potential consumer market. Moreover, population growth remains rapid, so much so that the UN forecasts the continent’s population will surpass the 1.5 billion mark by 2030 and the two billion mark 15 years later.

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