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Recent Articles

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    15 August, 2017
    'There is a huge tide, a demographic driver, about to arrive and demand more quality education.'
  2. Investment firm on why it acquired a school in Angola

    14 August, 2017
    Angola-based investment firm ABO Capital recently announced that it has acquired a well-known Turkish school situated south of the capital Luanda.
  3. Why literacy rates should be taken seriously by investors in Africa

    27 July, 2017
    You need 40% literacy to grow sustainably and 70-80% to industrialise.
  4. Education is key to realising Africa’s demographic dividend

    5 July, 2017
    The value of Africa's private education market is estimated to rise to over $2bn over the next five years.
  5. The journey so far: Lexi Novitske, principal investment officer, Singularity Investments

    29 June, 2017
    Talking tough situations and untapped business opportunities with Nigeria-based investor.
  6. Opportunities for private equity

    21 June, 2017
    Private capital is being courted, and African investors may be more prepared for the higher perceived risk than their foreign counterparts.
  7. Africa’s maturing private equity market

    14 June, 2017
    In the short-term, it is highly likely that Africa will continue to experience a GDP growth that far outpaces the rest of the world.
  8. A checklist for African mid-stage companies looking to stand out to investors

    8 June, 2017
    Tips from Johnni Kjelsgaard, founder of GrowthAfrica.
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    6 June, 2017
    The medium-term prospects point towards a recovery of economic growth.
  10. Interview: Searching for Africa’s alternative investment opportunities

    30 May, 2017
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  11. African Economic Outlook: 10 facts you probably didn’t know

    26 May, 2017
    Did you know that only two African countries exported more than they imported last year? Or that Morocco led intra-African investment in 2016?
  12. Why this private equity firm is betting on a Kenyan biscuit manufacturer

    16 May, 2017
    Opportunities in the biscuit business in Kenya and beyond.
  13. Meet the Boss: Paul Kavuma, CEO, Catalyst Principal Partners

    15 May, 2017
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  14. ‘It’s good to fail sometimes’: The story of a Kenyan manufacturing business

    12 May, 2017
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