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While GDP figures indicate growth, this does not necessarily translate into economic development.
Phatisa has announced the successful conclusion of its fundraising for the African Agriculture Fund (AAF), with $243m in total capital commitments.
“We believe that e-commerce is going to leapfrog lots of traditional businesses.”
French-speaking African countries offer just as much investment potential as their English-speaking counterparts.
How Kenyan entrepreneur Dennis Makori has grown a $50m telecommunications business.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is growing fast. How can transformation keep up?
Retail growth opportunities in some African countries are restricted by regulatory and political situations.
“It would be much easier to be employed, get paid at the end of the month and go home. But then you don’t have much freedom.”
“How many times have you heard that many of the fastest-growing economies in the world at the moment are in Africa?”
With large areas of uncultivated arable land and unexploited mineral deposits, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is arguably the country in Africa that holds the most untapped potential.
French retailer Carrefour recently announced that it will enter eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2006 Tony Sugden, a retired Major in the British Army, co-founded Warrior Security.
UK-based Lonrho, an Africa-focused investment group, makes about 80% of its profits from countries deemed as high-risk.
Africa’s largest supermarket group, Shoprite, entered the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the opening of a supermarket in the capital Kinshasa.
The spectacular rise of Africa’s mobile telecommunications industry over the past decade has been well documented. Riding on the back of this growth is Helios Towers Africa, a company that leases space on telecom towers to mobile network operators.