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Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Africa Brief: Famous Brands hatches ambitious Africa plans and more…






Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola. The Economist Intelligence Unit predicts that by 2030, Africa’s top 18 cities could have a combined spending power of $1.3-trillion.

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

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











The return of Pizza Hut has a lot of potential to grow says analysts. It has just opened a store in honeydew and is planning on expanding to Boksburg, Midrand and Soweto. Many analysts say that by increasing the competition pizza companies won’t do as well anymore however they are all positive about growth says one analyst so they still will see returns.

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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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Western Union launched Nigeria’s first outbound remittance payment service, which is expected to boost business growth in the country.

Africa Brief: Western Union services Nigeria and more…











Western Union launched Nigeria’s first outbound remittance payment service, which is expected to boost business growth in the country.

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Africa Brief: African import levies dent vehicle exports and more...

Africa Brief: African import levies dent vehicle exports and more…











Exports of South African produced vehicles into Africa is declining due to import levies by some countries on the continent.

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Raw materials could unlock Zambian development

Africa Brief: Ghana, Nigeria in fund’s sights and more…











Delta International Property Holdings, the first JSE listed property fund offering investors direct access to high growth markets in Africa, is targeting properties in Ghana and Nigeria, with an acquisition pipeline of $200m having been identified.

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

Africa Brief: EU, southern Africa ink trade partnership and more…











Negotiators for southern African states had agreed a new trade pact with the EU that would give the countries a bigger market for food exports, South Africa’s Trade and Industry Department said on Friday.

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Africa Brief: Ethiopian wine raises cheer for economy and more…

Africa Brief: Ethiopian wine raises cheer for economy and more…











French beverage giant Castel, which bottled its first batch of Ethiopian wine this year, is helping change the way outsiders view the country.

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Africa Brief: Burger King in Africa, Ethiopia’s Nile dam talks, Kenya’s economic expansion and more











Not so long ago, for luxury goods retailers the African mar­ket boiled down to a tiny elite, in some cases just a corrupt ruling clique. Not anymore. Although mil­lions of Africans remain stuck in crushing poverty, disposable incomes are on the up. Luxury firms like LVMH, which makes Moet and Hennessy luxury drinks as well as Louis Vuitton handbags, are targeting the burgeoning ranks of what South African retailers call “black diamonds “, or affluent African professionals.

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