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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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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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Nigeria-Ghana trade connection to increase

Private equity investment in Mozambique: a time for dramatic growth











Mozambique continues to experience dramatic economic growth rates, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2012 estimated at 7.5%, and projected growth in 2013 and 2014 estimated at over 8%. Nevertheless, Mozambique remains extremely poor and underdeveloped, struggling to translate that robust economic growth into prosperity for its populace.

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Africa Brief: NIGERIA Navy destroys illegal refineries, World Bank set to fund Congo dam and more…











The World Bank is likely to approve the funding of the expansion of the Inga hydro-electric dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo according to a bank official.

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ICT in Africa – Innovation and emerging technologies to beat the technology gap

ICT in Africa – Innovation and emerging technologies to beat the technology gap











Information and communications technologies (ICTs) offer a means of substantially improving productivity and efficiency across a broad number of economic sectors for companies, as well as both developed, and developing countries.

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The long- and short-term impact of Ebola on African healthcare

Economic prospects of Côte d’Ivoire











Côte d’Ivoire is the largest and historically most diversified economy in the franc zone. Years of domestic conflict damaged the country’s economy and reputation, but the strong-minded foreign policy Côte d’Ivoire launched in late 2011 has helped it to quickly restore its rank as a leading economic power in West Africa.

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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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The Power of Collaboration- 5 steps for closing the “expectation gap” around Africa’s resources

European SMEs interested in Africa











With Europe’s economy in distress and Africa’s in a growth phase, many of Europe’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are reconnoitring Africa and its business opportunities.

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Africa Brief : Indian Bank promotes African Investments, AngloGold to cut Ghana mine jobs in mechanizing efforts and more …











SA is among 15 African economies identified by the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) as an alluring investment and export destination, says the bank’s executive director David Rasquinha. The bank’s role includes promoting infrastructure development in African countries while facilitating private sector development.

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Mega Cities Africa Sold Out!











Mega Cities Africa Conference and Expo – the most attractive forward thinking investment and future-focused urban planning event, is officially sold out due to a profound demand for participation and attendance!

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Africa Brief: Nigeria reserves, Kenya power line, the World Economic Forum on Africa and more











Nigeria’s foreign currency reserves would probably keep expanding while facing risks from lower-than-projected oil output and falling prices. Oil production in Africa’s biggest producer fell to 1.81 million barrels a day in March, the lowest level since September 2009.

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The Future of LTE in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile banking series: An overview of why mobile banking remains important for financial inclusion in Africa











Mobile banking in Africa refers to the provision of banking services to customers through mobile devices. Mobile payments, meanwhile, refer to the transfer of funds or any other form of value through mobile devices in return for goods and services…

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Africa: A Continent of Diversity and Opportunity











Many JSE companies are seeing Africa as the new frontier and an important source of long-term growth, especially those companies doing business in mature markets. The International Monetary Fund forecast the region to grow at 5.5% both this year and next. By comparison, South Africa’s economic growth rate is forecast at just 2.7%.

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