• African startup founders can finally start looking for big-ticket funding nearer home

    With the new funding, Andela, which was launched in 2014, plans to push its expansions plans (it opened in Uganda, its third African country, in May) and double its 500-strong developer pool.

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  • Why the UAE is leading the charge into Africa

    The Gulf state is ahead of the rest of the Middle East - and much of the world - when it comes to capitalising on Africa's investment opportunities. Still, some barriers remain, and African governments are working to encourage greater flows from the region and beyond.

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  • Egypt’s Investment Minister assumes presidency of WBG Africa

    Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr has assumed the presidency of the 2018 World Bank Group Africa as she heads the Egyptian delegation in the annual meetings of the World Bank (WB) in Washington.

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  • Africa Investor Launches Online Infrastructure Co-Investment Platform at World Bank Annual Meetings

    Africa investor ("Ai"), an international investment and communications group, today announced the launch of its online infrastructure co-investment portal www.aiassetx.com, following extensive consultations with local and international asset owners and their trustees, who ranked identifying qualifying infrastructure investment partners and investable projects, as the single biggest challenge for domestic and global institutional investors seeking to allocate to African infrastructure as an investable asset class.

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  • Egypt Emphasizes its African Role by Hosting “Africa 2017” Forum, Dr. Nasr

    On 12 September 2017, the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Dr. Sahar Nasr and Director of the COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA) Ms. Heba Salama inaugurated a working breakfast to publicize the “Investment for Sustainable Development: Africa 2017” Forum to be held under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during the period from 7 to 9 December 2017 and to be organized by MIIC and RIA in Sharm El-Sheikh.
     

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  • Opportunity for Investment in Ethiopia’s Hospitality Sector

    With a population of over 100 million people, Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous nation. Just like many other countries on the continent, Ethiopia has gone through various economic and social challenges. Ethiopia is one of the countries in Africa that has begun to realize the full value of its economic potential.

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  • Where to invest in Africa: SA loses top spot in 2018 index as others rise

    One of the most important findings of Rand Merchant Bank’s (RMB) seventh edition of Where to Invest in Africa is that the continent could find itself hovering on the brink of disaster if it continues to depend on its current economic fundamentals and does not usher in economic diversification.

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  • Harnessing mineral gains key for COMESA

    The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) secretary general Sindiso Ngwenya said the region holds the highest potential for minerals development in the continent and this potential should be sustainably harness existing 

    multinational trade agreements.

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  • Uganda to start Diaspora Investment Fund to boost industrialization

    Ministers of Industry from the 19 member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have unanimously approved a COMESA industrial strategy with emphasis on local content as the stimulus for industrial growth in the region.

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  • Private-Equity Firm Hunts Africa Diaspora for Deals

    EuroMena Funds, a Beirut-based private-equity firm that has raised $350 million since 2006, plans to almost double assets as it seeks investments in Lebanese-owned companies operating abroad.

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