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Five African investment hotspots for 2015

I’m often asked where I’ll will be investing in the coming months and years? So here are five hotspots that I’d highlight for 2015.

Africa’s economic outlook for 2015

The African continent is set to record a projected +5% economic growth in 2015.

Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

Are exchange controls a benefit or detriment to African business?

A look at the complexities of exchange controls in Africa and the role they are currently playing in South Africa.

Family businesses in Rwanda ‘need to improve their financial records’

Many businesses are denied funding as their records are not up to scratch.

Eight reasons why foreign investors aren’t funding African entrepreneurs

Regulations, strong exchange control and small returns deter foreign investment in African startups.

How can African stock exchanges encourage more listings?

Listing and legal fees, and little chance to earn significant capital deter multinationals from listing on local stock exchanges.

Increased emerging market tourism to Africa driving new travel demands

Visitors to Africa are increasingly looking for family-orientated safari options.

Handsome rewards for investors in Africa funds

“Funds participating in the survey provided effective capital preservation and outperformed equity markets in the region.”

Getting the private sector involved in infrastructure development in SADC

The SADC recognises the importance of public-private partnerships in funding development projects.

Rwanda’s improving business environment is turning heads

The 2014 Doing Business report ranks the East African country at 32nd place globally in ease of doing business.

Survey finds Africa’s growing economies fail to trickle down

Despite growth across the continent, the majority of Africans still live below the bread line.

Private equity inflows will account for ‘half of FDI into East Africa in five years’

East Africa is “an attractive destination” for private equity funding.

Be the boss and not the mother in your business, advises entrepreneur

A South African couple turned a crippling experience into a good business opportunity.

More to Mauritius than cocktails and turquoise waters

How we made it in Africa publisher Jaco Maritz shares his thoughts on Mauritius.