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The dividends of empowering Africa's female workforce

Gender-driven Growth: Women and their role in economic growth and development

African women face major burdens. According to an ILO report sub-Saharan African has the world’s highest proportion (40%) of women who are just contributing family workers and are only supportive of the primary income earner.

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Incredible growth of Kenya’s beer market

New Ghana Commodity Exchange

This month eleni, a private company that builds commodity exchanges for frontier markets in Africa, announced that financing had started for a Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX). The exchange will be created by eleni, the premier developor of commodity exchanges in Africa; it was eleni that developed the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) in 2008, which has proved a resounding success.

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Africa Brief

Africa Brief: Zambia considers $1bn eurobond to plug deficit, Renewable energy adds to CIG’s ‘robust results’ and more…

President Jacob Zuma and his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart Joseph Kabila have signed a treaty for the construction of the $80bn Grand Inga Project during Mr Zuma’s state visit that is expected to end today.

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Africa Brief

Africa Brief: Local food firms eye expansion in rest of Africa, Zimbabwe to start joint ENRC mine and more…

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s political troubles are increasing pressure on the central bank of Africa’s second-largest economy to devalue its currency, risking higher prices on all goods from food to oil.

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

Technology to drive better resource management in Africa

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in natural resource management, from streamlining to reporting processes. One example can be found in Kenya’s Ngong’ hills, just outside the capital Nairobi. Here, the misty clouds provide dew that helps the grass to grow which in turn feeds the Maasai tribal community’s animals.

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What does it take to attract Private Equity and Venture Capital for growth?

Seven of the world’s ten fastest growing economies are in Africa, 52 African cities have populations of over 1 million people and by 2040 it is expected that 1.1 billion Africans will be of working age. Africa has 60% of the world’s uncultivated, arable land; 56.7% of the world’s diamond (gemstone) production, 66% of the worlds’ cocoa production, 10% of the world’s oil reserves, 80-90% of the world’s platinum group metal reserves and 40% of the world’s gold reserves.

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Sustainability Megaforces and the Insurance Industry

Many international and local companies have introduced products responding to changing consumer needs and consumer preferences shifting to more sustainable behaviour – these include products targeting new and growing industry sectors, products with a ‘green’ element and products responding to new and increasing risks.

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