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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.
Things are looking quite positive for the Zambian economy, which has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth between 2005 and 2011 more than 6% per year. Moreover copper – the nation’s economic lifeblood – is doing well, and it appears that Zambia’s copper production may once again outstrip that of the DRC, regifting the former with its long-held title of Africa’s number one copper producer.
Inclusive economic growth is growth that leads to job creation, causing a ripple effect on the purchasing power of the majority of the populace. The private sector, and in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are the drivers of an economy. SMEs are also the largest providers of direct employment and inclusive growth can be achieved through promotion of policies that would drive their development.
Most accounts of health and healthcare in Sub Saharan Africa are written by foreigners. This book redresses the balance. It is written by Africans who have themselves led improvements in their own countries and describes many of the features of leadership, policy and implementation which have been involved.
Africa’s healthcare woes (or challenges) can be solved by Africans. This is the premise behind a new book on leadership in healthcare in Africa…
Africa Brief: African growth offers wide opportunity, network upgrades drive electronic test equipment and more…
The growing populations and economies of Africa allow South Africa to increase their returns faster if they supply products to Africa.
In this edition of Invest Africa, the panel delves into the topic of regional integration and cooperation in Africa. The edition presents insight into the opportunity and challenges that exist when investing in the continent.
Inefficient cross-border procedures are costing Southern Africa US$48-million per year, according to the African Development Bank. Barriers are dampening trade between African countries as well as between Africa and the rest of the world. Regional integration is the only way to make Africa viable.