• Africa could revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

    Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will change how the world generates, stores and distributes power.

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  • Intra-Africa trade boosted by launch of $1 bln promotion programme

    The African Export-Import Bank and the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa have launched a  $1 billion trade and investment programme expected to boost business between South Africa and the rest of the continent.

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  • AfDB commits $15m in Africa Food Security Fund

    The African Development Bank has approved a $15m equity investment in Africa Food Security Fund (AFSF), to support enterprises in agri-business SMEs and enhance food security in Africa

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  • The future of renewable energy in Africa is bright

    With more than 640 million people in Africa with no access to energy and investors looking for cheaper and reliable sources of power, there is no doubt that renewable energy is the future for Africa.

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  • Mauritius – gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector

    In the wake of Mauritius’ 50th anniversary of independence on 12 March, we reflect on what the country has to offer African energy investors in 2018.

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  • Nairobi makes UN list of 4 top investment cities in Africa

    Nairobi is one of the four cities the United Nations has identified among top four African markets that attract highest foreign capital inflows, crucial to creating wealth.

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  • Africa to attract US$50bn FDI in 2018 – UN report

    The United Nations has projected that Africa will likely attract up to US$50 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) by the end of 2018 underpinned by expectations of continued modest recovery in commodity prices and macro-economic fundamentals.

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  • Using trade as a tool for development

    Improving economic opportunities and prospects for the world’s least developed countries remains a key global challenge. At last week’s Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least Developed Countries, governments, businesses, NGOs, and researchers gathered at the World Trade Organization’s headquarters in Geneva to discuss the importance of trade to the economic and social development of least developed countries — and the unique challenges they face.

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  • Enhancing the attractiveness of private investment in hydropower in Africa

    In the past two decades, hydropower development has picked up after a substantial decrease in the 1990s. Though most construction was in Asia, the potential for hydropower is greatest in Africa. Only one-third of Africans have access to modern energy, and the population is growing rapidly. This is an investment opportunity for all kinds of power technologies, but especially for hydro, since only 8 percent of Africa’s vast hydro resources have been developed.

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  • Untapped opportunity in Africa’s emerging startup hubs

    African startups are in a unique position to leverage innovation to answer some of the continent’s most pressing challenges, but urgently need an enabling environment.

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