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Building the Ark

Nana Yaa Ofori Atta

At a breakfast table in the noisy restaurant of a hotel in Shenzhen, I met Kwame Song Dongshong, now President of the Powerchina International Group Limited. read more

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Africa’s defining data centre, cloud and edge forum for providers, their investors and customers is launched for 2018

BroadGroup, the international leader in premier IT infrastructure events is excited to announce the launch of the leadership summit for Africa’s data centre, cloud, fiber and edge infrastructure leadership, 28 September 2018 in Marrakech. read more

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Top five business risks for East Africa

Investor Demand and Business Activity to Increase as Political Stability Returns to Kenya read more

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Active or Passive? Asset allocation strategies that investors need to consider

The saying “don’t put your eggs in one basket” should be every investor’s mantra. Anyone who has felt the pain of investing in a single stock or sector just before it crashed knows the danger of ignoring this advice all too well. read more

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Nigeria and Kenya Stock Exchanges Discuss Measures to Enhance Liquidity

  • Chairmen of stock exchanges in Nigeria, Pakistan and Kenya joined EFG Hermes Frontier CEO, Ali Khalpey for a panel discussion on the second day of the London Conference
  • The panel noted the importance of regulation in driving liquidity into frontier markets
  • All three markets are expecting active IPO pipelines following a period of political and economic instability

On the second day of the largest investor conference in the UK, the 7th Annual EFG Hermes London Conference, Ali Khalpey, EFG Hermes Frontier CEO, joined by Geoffrey Odundo, CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange; Haroon Askari, Acting Manager Director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigeria Stock Exchange, and current President of ASEA, for a panel discussion that looked at measures to enhance liquidity in frontier markets that are looking to grow investment. read more

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Equity Crowdfunding to Allow Easy Investment in African Start-ups

Equity crowdfunding is presenting an opportunity for businesses to grow their market without putting all their cash and savings into investments. Existing hurdles that inhibit the ability of the average Black American to invest in African businesses have been eliminated. Now, Equity crowdfunding allows any American adult to invest in any business (including start-ups) with any small amount of money. This is a beautiful opportunity for the majority of African American to invest any amount, even $10 into African businesses and benefit from the economic boom of start-ups across Africa. The new methodology also permits consumer influencers to make contributions towards which business gets funding from investors. read more

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An Analysis of the 2017 Kenyan Election and its Potential Impact on Growth and Investor Confidence

The Importance of the Kenyan Elections for Kenya and East Africa read more

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Green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap has immense benefits, says ECA’s Mofor

Following a green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap can create public and private value with co-benefits across a diverse range of stakeholders and goals, says Linus Mofor, Senior Environmental Affairs Officer for Energy, Infrastructure and Climate Change at the ECA’s African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC). read more

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Nigerian industrialist Aliko Dangote shares secret of backward integration with investors: “Produce the entire value chain”

At the Financial Times’ 4th annual Africa Summit at Claridges in London, editor in chief Lionel Barber conducted an extraordinarily candid public conversation with Nigerian Aliko Dangote, Africa’s most successful business leader, in the presence of Nigerian vice-president Professor Yemi Osingajo, Congolese presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi, and about 300 business leaders. read more

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Rx Healthcare Fund Announces Anchor Investors

The Fund aims to address growing demand for high-quality healthcare services across North African and Sub-Saharan jurisdictions, through investments in high growth potential entities in three key sectors: specialized hospitals, medical diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals read more

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World Bank group invites SA companies to stake claim to US$45 billion projects

The Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, Ms Bongi Kunene invited the South African companies to stake a claim to the US$45 billion that the group has set aside for projects in Africa. read more

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“Africa’s best-kept secret is Namibia. I personally welcome you.”

Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great advantage of being one of the most attractive destinations for investors and offering stability, social justice, a government focused on good governance and transparency, gender equality, respect for the environment, improved quality of life, and one of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoiled coastlines in the world. read more

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Africa’s economic giants face increasing competition from upcoming Kenya and Ethiopia

New Africa Risk-Reward Index provides investors with a synthesis of risks and opportunities across the African continent read more

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SA-German Business Relations: Meeting with Rolls-Royce

Dr Bernhard Rabert, Regional Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland of Rolls-Royce, on Monday met with Minister-Plenipotentiary Adv Cassimjee and discussed the excellent working relationship between South Africa and Rolls-Royce. South Africa serves as the regional Southern African hub to Rolls-Royce, which is only one of the 600 German companies operational in South Africa. The South African Embassy is continuously working to enhance the good working relationship established with the German private sector. read more

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