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Sub Saharan Africa faces FDI paradox
 
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Sub Saharan Africa is facing a Foreign Direct Investment paradox as a region attracting the lowest share of global net FDI yet offering the highest rate of return. So says a leading United Nations economist who has penned an article aimed at addressing this contradiction. Sub Saharan Africa attracted just 1.87% of global FDI between 2010 and 2016 with a view emerging that as a percentage that number should be above 10% at a minimum. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Views: 304 SABC Digital News
Security and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Africa has long been seen as the final frontier of emerging markets—a continent desperately in need of large-scale infrastructure investments with a young, expanding population. Yet growth across sub-Saharan Africa has been below expectations in recent years, and countries from Nigeria to Angola continue to succumb too easily to boom-and-bust commodity cycles. Although investors present in Africa have a far more positive outlook on the region’s prospects than those who have never done business there, Africa continues to suffer from the perception that conflict and war are endemic, and that the risks to doing business outweigh the returns. How can the private sector manage the nuances of African markets? To what extent can security risks be managed and when do they become insurmountable? Which industries and sectors hold the most promise for international investors in the years to come?
Angola bets on Agriculture and Morocco's debatable Plan for Sub Saharan Africa [Business Africa]
 
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Angola bets on Agriculture Angola has been on the spotlight for looking into diversifying its economy from oil and gas focus. Some of the areas it's looking into : tourism, mining, technology , but today we are focusing on Agriculture,although it generates far less income at moment, it has huge potential and can help spread development to the indigent parts of the country by creating the millions of jobs. Morocco's investment in Africa Morocco seeks to expand its influence on the contin… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/08/17/angola-bets-on-agriculture-and-morocco-s-debatable-plan-for-sub-saharan-africa Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Investment banking analysis for the Sub Saharan Africa region
 
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CNBC Africa's Tshepho Modiba is joined by Franita Neuville, Advisory & Investment Management and Equity Market Development Lead for Africa at Thomson Reuters and we're looking at the recently released quarterly investment banking analysis for the Sub Saharan Africa region.
Views: 482 CNBCAfrica
Investing into Sub-Saharan Africa's power sector
 
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CNBC Africa's Tshepo Modiba is joined by Japheth Munywoki, Director at Goodson Capital Partners for a closer look at investing into Sub-Saharan Africa's power sector.
Views: 1401 CNBCAfrica
Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019
 
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Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director of the IMF African Department gives an overview of the latest Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more in the April 2019 report at: http://ow.ly/7rCu50pSBLe
Views: 76796 IMF
Sub Saharan Africa faces a Foreign Direct Investment paradox
 
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Sub Saharan Africa is facing a Foreign Direct Investment paradox as a region attracting the lowest share of global net FDI yet offering the highest rate of return. So says a leading United Nations economist who has penned an article aimed at addressing this contradiction. Sub Saharan Africa attracted just 1.87% of global FDI between 2010 and 2016 with a view emerging that as a percentage that number should be above 10% at a minimum. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Views: 115 SABC Digital News
Fundraising and investment among private equity funds investing in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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(www.abndigital.com) In a report, the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, provides an overview of trends in fundraising and investment among private equity funds investing in Sub-Saharan Africa. From London is one of the council members, Kofi Bucknor, CEO of Kindgom Zephyr.
Views: 1593 CNBCAfrica
Building the impact investing market in sub-Saharan Africa
 
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CNBC Africa's Tshepo Modiba is joined by Wim van der Beek, Founder and Managing Partner of Goodwell Investments, for a look at impact investment in sub-Saharan Africa and inclusive growth businesses in Africa.
Views: 386 CNBCAfrica
Online banking and investing in Africa [The Grand Angle]
 
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The morning call team speak with CEO of Glabal Green in Arizona, Mr Abou Dieng about the intricacies of online banking withing Africa… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/08/17/online-banking-and-investing-in-africa-the-grand-angle Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
Views: 755 africanews
Morocco retains the top spot for investment in Africa [Business Africa]
 
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Morocco's economy continues to see an accelerated growth. In this year’s Ernst & Young Africa attractiveness Index, the country retained the top spot for investment projects, followed by Kenya . South Africa came third despite the junk credit ratings. Africa isn't doing bad after all with 6.5% increase in automotive FDI projects in 2016 compared to 2015. Michael Lalor, Director of EY Africa Business Centre joined us from South Africa to shed some light on the issue. H… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/05/18/morocco-retains-the-top-spot-for-investment-in-africa-business-africa Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
Views: 4082 africanews
Development of Sub Saharan Africa
 
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This video explores the process and legacy of Western contact with Africa in the early twentieth century.
Views: 129 William McKeown
Transporting good across Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Even at the best of times there are many challenges that those involved in the road freight and logistics industry in Africa. These challenges create incredible delays, non-deliveries, damage of commodities, loss of fleet and higher operational expenses. On this episode of Driving Forward we aim to address some of the perils of transporting goods across Sub-Saharan Africa with Tristan Wiggill, Transport World Africa Editor.
Views: 8872 CNBCAfrica
Webinar: The know-how of doing business in African frontiers
 
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Despite risks and challenges associated with investing in the second wave emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, these frontier markets promise to offer attractive long-term investment potential. Learn the true potential of Africa’s niche markets, explore the challenges associated with investing in the second wave emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and find the right business strategy to uncover their budding promise in this SuperReturn webinar. Speakers: Andreas von Paleske, Founding Partner, Africa Platform Capital (APC) Vivina Berla, Co-Managing Partner, Sarona Asset Management David Cowan, Africa Economist, Citi Research Aubrey Hruby, Co-Founder, Africa Expert Networker & Senior Fellow, Africa Center
Views: 129 SuperReturnTV
Is the rise of Pan-African banking the next big thing in Sub-Saharan Africa?
 
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Learn more at PwC.com - http://pwc.to/1PRLfIR Is the rise of Pan-African banking the next big thing in Sub-Saharan Africa? This month’s Global Economy Watch looks at the expansion of pan-African banking and the potential benefits to the region. It also takes a look at how the Fed plans to unwind their unconventional monetary policy, and the growth possibilities for European tourism. James Loughridge, Economist. Check out our full report at http://pwc.co.uk/GEW
Views: 858 PwC
🌍 A Fund for Africa – The EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund
 
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Cross-border infrastructure projects are particularly challenging. To meet the enormous infrastructure needs in sub-Saharan Africa, European Union donors joined forces with EIB and other development finance institutions in 2007 to launch the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund. Today, the EU-Africa ITF is making a significant contribution to African development, with over EUR 800m in donor grants supporting over 80 complex projects. Additional footage courtesy of UN HABITAT Find more info at: http://www.eib.org/en/products/blending/donor-partnerships/trust-funds/eu-africa-infrastructure-trust-fund Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanInvestmentBank Twitter: https://twitter.com/eib LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-investment-bank Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/europeaninvestmentbank/
Sub-Saharan Africa - the opportunities, challenges and outlook
 
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Deanne Chatterton gives an analysis of the investment outlook in Sub-Saharan Africa to 2020 highlighting both opportunities and challenges.
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Why Investing in African Agriculture Pays
 
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Did you know that growth in agriculture is 11 times more effective at alleviating poverty in sub-Saharan Africa than growth in other sectors? Join ONE, the Caterpillar Foundation, Bahwaduba Agricultural Primary Co-operative Ltd and Nigerian award-winning R&B star D'banj for a fascinating Google+ Hangout on African agriculture.  ONE will talk about their exciting Do Agric campaign (which has brought in nearly 2 million signers), and their partnership with the Caterpillar Foundation.
Views: 1691 ONE
Mobile Banking Will Be the Future for Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Atlas Merchant’s CEO Bob Diamond’s Africa investment vehicle, Atlas Mara, says it is investing $22.5 million for a 45 percent stake in Banque Populaire du Rwanda. It is Atlas’ second banking deal in as many years. Diamond said Atlas will merge Banque Populaire with RBD Commercial Bank. Right now, Atlas Mara has banking interests in seven of the twelve key markets it wants to be in. Diamond said that over the next two to three years, Atlas will merge all of its sub-Saharan banking interests ‘into one bank, with one technology, under one brand.’ Diamond says the opportunities in the mobile banking space are endless, but in the short-term, ‘One of the opportunities right now is that the European banks, by and large, have been pulling capital out of Africa’ and that’s creating opportunities on the ground for Atlas to work with locally-based businesses. TheStreet’s Rhonda Schaffler has details from the Milken Global Conference in Los Angeles. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
Sustainable investment in Sub-Saharan Africa’s real estate market
 
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In the past 5 years, Sub-Saharan Africa has made the world’s strongest advances in real estate development. Five out of eight Sub-Saharan Africa markets – namely Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Mauritius – have secured a position in the Global Top 10 improvers. While significant transparency challenges remain in Sub-Saharan Africa tangible progress is being made across the region. At the RICS Africa Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa recently, a panel discussion titled "Strategies required for long term, sustainable investment in Sub-Saharan Africa’s real estate market" — took a look at the regional investment strategy and market tactics to mobilise further long term sustainable investment in real estate and infrastructure.
Why these investors are focusing on impact investing across Africa
 
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According to the 2016 African Investing for Impact Barometer, investments that combine financial returns with positive social, environmental and/or governance outcomes are flourishing on the continent. Secha Capital is one such player aiming to prove this. In this episode of the MoneyMakers Bruce Whitfield speaks to Brendan Mullen, Managing Director of Secha Capital and Nombuso Nkambule, Co-founder to discuss how it is identifying long-term opportunities for improvement and growth.
Views: 1952 CNBCAfrica
Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa: Partnering for Growth
 
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More than half of Brazil's population is of African descent and strong cultural and social ties, as well as shared geological and climatic conditions, bind the two regions. Because of this, Sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil are natural partners for trade, investment and knowledge exchange.
Views: 9660 World Bank
US to invest in women's empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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The United States says it will invest one billion US dollars in women's empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa. The funding will be given to women in Africa as loans under the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which is spearheaded by Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
Views: 155 SABC Digital News
Investing in Africa's Healthcare - Part 1
 
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Africa's Healthcare sector makes a compelling case for investment and according to the Economist Intelligence Unit; Sub-Saharan Africa healthcare market is poised to reach $35 billion by 2016. However, one of the contentious issues around Healthcare in Africa is costs. To breakdown the Africa's Healthcare sector is Stavros Nicolaou, Senior Executive of Strategic Trade at Aspen, Next to him is Sven Byl, KPMG Head of Healthcare Africa and all the way in Nairobi is Shakir Merali, Partner at Abraaj Group.
Views: 4561 CNBCAfrica
Best Country of Sub-Saharan Africa - Botswana
 
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I think Botswana - it's most prosperous country of continental Sub-Saharan Africa "Botswana - Driving Sustainable Growth " video taken from http://www.asiabusinesschannel.tv Botswana's economy is stable and well-managed with low rates of inflation. The country offers a stable workforce, good industrial relations and competitive labour costs. In addition, a good transport infrastructure and modern telecommunication system lend to the attractiveness of doing business in the country. Furthermore, the country enjoys a reputation as the least corrupt country in Africa with high transparency and a well-developed legal system. Minerals, especially diamonds, have been the mainstay of the country's economy since independence from the British in 1966. The country's high rate of economic growth is due largely to this mining sector, which accounts for 90% of national foreign exchange earnings, and at nearly 40%, provides the single largest source of GDP as well as government revenues. Despite continued challenges such as HIV/AIDS, small market size and landlocked location, Botswana, already one of Africa's wealthiest nations with a thriving economy based on diamond mining and tourism, remains one of the best investment opportunities in the developing world
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Tourism Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Sub-Saharan Africa continues to see solid growth in its tourism key performance indicators, with inbound arrivals predicted to see solid increases. Many countries in the region are tapping into various sectors and hoping to develop them further, to boost tourism earnings. This presentation will highlight some of the key trends that are contributing to the growth of travel and tourism in the region. Find out more: http://www.ahif.com/ Our upcoming AHIF's sister event, Forum sur l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) unites North and West African countries in a bid to develop their economies and support hospitality investment. The event is going to take place from 7-8 February 2019 – Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, Morocco. Learn more: https://fiha-conference.com/ Follow us: Facebook► https://www.facebook.com/AHIFsocial/ LinkedIn ► https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/ahif Twitter►https://twitter.com/ahif_news Instagram► https://www.instagram.com/ahifsocial/
Development and Debt in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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A plenary from The New Building Blocks of Development, Duke University's multidisciplinary conference on international development. During the last two decades, Sub-Saharan Africa has been transformed. A subcontinent of mostly low income countries not so long ago, the region’s economy is now dominated by 20 middle-income countries. A region that depended mainly on aid from and trade with high-income Europe and North America now has two middle-income economies—China and India—as its largest trade partners. Governments in the region that had their slates wiped clean by large-scale debt relief are now racking up debt again, this time from private lenders at home and abroad. Meanwhile, softer commodity markets have weakened the growth prospects of the continent’s largest economies. How will Africa fare over the coming decade? To answer this question, this session brings together current research on the African economy at Duke, the African Development Bank, and the World Bank, with commentary by senior development experts. Moderator: Craig Burnside, Chair, Department of Economics, and Mary Grace Wilson Professor, Duke University • Speakers: Ivailo Izvorski. Principal author of the 2018 World Bank report on Growth in Resource Rich Africa • Speaker: Brian Pinto, Former Senior Adviser, World Bank. Reconciling Debt Sustainability and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa • Speakers: Indermit Gill and Kenan Karakulah, DCID. Findings of a Duke Policy Research Initiative on Middle-Income Africa • Comment: Louise Fox, Chief Economist, USAID • Comment: Albert Zeufack, Chief Economist, Africa Region, The World Bank Session Sponsors: DCID, DUCIGS, and the Duke Africa Initiative FRIDAY
The Rising Importance of Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Sub-Saharan Africa is the second fastest growing region in the world due to its natural resources and rising middle class. The region's growing population means that its pool of labour is expanding, in contrast to the ageing global population. Learn more: http://go.euromonitor.com/Business-Opportunities-and-Challenges-in-Africa.html
What is Investment Banking, Munya Duvera, Johannesburg South Africa
 
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+2783 287 6673 : [email protected] www.munyaduvera.co.za Twitter @MunyaDuvera LinkedIn @MunyaDuvera Instagram @MunyaDuvera Facebook @MunyaDuvera
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Intelsat, AMN partner to connect ultra-rural sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Sub-Saharan Africa has been described as the world’s fastest growing mobile region in the recent years with smartphone connections expected to double over the next two years to nearly 200 million. Intelsat just last week announced a strategic investment in Africa Mobile Networks to accelerate the adoption of mobile connectivity in the region and close the digital divide. Joining CNBC Africa for more on the investment is Hans Geldenhuys, Managing Sales Director at Intelsat Africa. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/
Views: 388 CNBCAfrica
Brewers investing in Nigeria
 
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(www.abndigital.com) Brewers are investing millions of dollars in Nigeria in a bid to capture a slice of sub-saharan Africa's second largest lager market. ABN's Wole Famurewa looks at how South African brewing giants are trying to make inroads into Nigeria in what could be a fascinating turf war in the African beer business.
Views: 482 CNBCAfrica
Sub-saharan Africa's economic growth slows down - World Bank
 
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The World Bank in its latest assessment of economic trends across sub Saharan Africa, says that growth remains slower than expected at an average of 2.7%. Albert Zeufack, the World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, says that slow growth is partly a reflection of less foreign direct investments, low momentum in global trade and industrial activity. The bi annual analysis of the state of African Economies by the World Bank dubbed Africa's Pulse, ties in with Bank of Uganda's latest assessment that global oil prices, volatile currency market coupled with inflation remain indicators of stress on the economy. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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May 2018 IMF Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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The IMF's Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa says economic growth in the region is projected to pick up from 2.8 percent to 3.4 percent in 2018, but challenges remain. Read more in the May 2018 report at http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/REO/SSA/Issues/2018/04/30/sreo0518. Speaker: Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director, IMF African Department
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October 2018 IMF Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Abebe Selassie, Director of the IMF African Department, gives an overview of the latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. Read more in the October 2018 report at https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/REO/SSA/Issues/2018/09/20/sreo1018
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Power Play: Closing the Immense Energy Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Moderator Todd Moss Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development Speakers Joseph Boateng Chief Investment Officer, Casey Family Programs Justin DeAngelis Partner, International Power Fund, Denham Capital A.B.C. Orjiako Chairman, Seplat Petroleum Development Co. Kate Steel Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Nithio Robert Stoner Deputy Director for Science and Technology, MIT Energy Initiative Energy supplies across Africa fall far short of potential demand. In Nigeria, just one example, a growing population will surpass that of the United States in the next 25 years. But Nigeria has just four gigawatts of functional installed electricity capacity, while the U.S. has over 1,000 gigawatts. Despite enormous energy gaps, many governments and NGOs remain focused on small fixes for households and rural communities. The time has come to think bigger. Sub-Saharan Africa needs investments in new energy production on a scale large enough to power its rapidly growing, 21st-century cities and expanding industries. We will investigate the opportunities there and the impact massive greenfield energy projects could have on local economies. #MIGlobal http://www.milkeninstitute.org/events/conferences/global-conference/2018/
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Investing in Africa's Healthcare - Part 2
 
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Africa's Healthcare sector makes a compelling case for investment and according to the Economist Intelligence Unit; Sub-Saharan Africa healthcare market is poised to reach $35 billion by 2016. However, one of the contentious issues around Healthcare in Africa is costs. To breakdown the Africa's Healthcare sector is Stavros Nicolaou, Senior Executive of Strategic Trade at Aspen, Next to him is Sven Byl, KPMG Head of Healthcare Africa and all the way in Nairobi is Shakir Merali, Partner at Abraaj Group.
Views: 1317 CNBCAfrica
The World Bank and Tertiary Education in Sub Saharan Africa
 
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Africa needs higher levels of growth, productivity and job creation. This requires countries to invest more strategically in the key drivers of growth--higher education being one of them.
Views: 2086 World Bank
Investments in Africa's transport infrastructure begin to pay off
 
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African countries were on a drive to boost infrastructure and road networks on the continent in 2016. Ethiopia made huge strides this year with the inauguration of a new railway line, linking the capital, Addis Ababa with Djibouti in October. The 750 kilometer line was built at a cost of 4 billion US dollars with help from China. The country wants to have 5,000 kilometers of new rail lines by 2020 to boost the economy by improving transport. "It is a part of trans African railway network so… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/01/03/investments-in-africa-s-transport-infrastructure-begin-to-pay-off Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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The Approaches to Investment Arbitration in Sub-Saharan Countries
 
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Nuno Ferreira Lousa, Partner at Linklaters delivered his white paper on the approaches to investment arbitration in Sub-Saharan countries at the BVI International Arbitration Conference 2017, on June 01, 2017. About Nuno Ferreira Lousa Nuno Ferreira Lousa is a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice of Linklaters. Nuno is based in Lisbon and he heads the local Dispute Resolution department. Nuno has extensive experience in corporate and financial matters and regularly acts in domestic and international arbitrations in these fields. He is an active player in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, having advised both Portuguese and international clients in those countries. Nuno is the Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption Commission of ICC Portugal and member of the board of the Portuguese Arbitration Association. He integrates the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Centre of the Lisbon Commercial Association, the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre, the Spanish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, the Sports Arbitral Tribunal, the Oporto Commercial Arbitration Institute and Concordia. Nuno is a Visiting Associate Professor of Post-Graduate Studies in Arbitration at the Faculty of Law of NOVA University of Lisbon since 2008 and regularly speaks in arbitration conferences organised by national and international arbitration institutions. Regular contributor to international publications, having published several articles in arbitration matters notably related to Lusophone Africa.
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African Diaspora Investment in Perspective - Vuyo T. Dunjwa
 
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African Diaspora Investment in Africa is a phenomenon of growing strategic importance. It is discussed here in some detail by Mr. Vuyo T. Dunjwa, Excecutive Chairman of the Board at the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce. www.ssachamber.org #AfricanDiasporaInvestment #AfricanCapitalMarkets
Much of Africa Not Investing Enough in Agricultural Research
 
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This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Investing in agricultural research and development can help poor countries fight hunger and poverty. A new study says investments in sub-Saharan Africa increased by more than twenty percent between two thousand one and two thousand eight. But the study also found that just a few countries were responsible for most of that growth. Nigeria was responsible for one-third of it. Ghana, Tanzania, Sudan and Uganda also increased their spending. But thirteen countries decreased their investments. Nienke Beintema from the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute led the study. She says new technologies are needed to fight hunger. She says some countries, including Nigeria, have increased their investments after spending far too little in the past. She says: "It is a positive sign because it is more commitment from the government. But Nigeria had extremely low levels of agricultural research funding." She was there for the first time in two thousand or two thousand one. She visited institutes "that could not function," she says. They did not even have a phone line or fuel for their cars or a working computer. Nigeria now has the largest agricultural research system south of the Sahara. But Nienke Beintema says a better measure of progress is whether a country is spending more than one percent of its agricultural money on research. And in two thousand eight, she says, Nigeria was not doing that.Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Mauritania and Mauritius were spending more than one percent. So were Namibia, South Africa and Uganda. Ms. Bientema examined levels of financing and employment at three hundred seventy research centers in thirty-two countries. She believes most countries depend too heavily on international donations to help pay for research. Many donations are short term, she says, and the research often ends when the money has been spent.Ms. Bientema says countries must improve their higher education systems to get more qualified researchers. But the study found that new researchers are not being hired in some countries because of budget problems. At the same time, many older researchers are nearing retirement age. Private industry may be able to help if governments cut their spending. Some cooperatives, for example, raise money for research into important crops.For VOA Special English, I'm Carol Presutti. For more agricultural news and to learn English, go to voaspecialenglish.com. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 02May2011)
Views: 15191 VOA Learning English
Foreign Direct Investment in Africa
 
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ABN's Lindsay Williams and Alishia Seckam speaks to is Ajen Sita, CEO, Ernst & Young Africa, to discuss FDi in Africa.
Views: 3300 CNBCAfrica
TEDxSalfordChange - Zachary Latif - Invest in Africa
 
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Zachary Latif joined TLG Capital in 2011 to focus on credit and liquid markets. TLG Capital is a company that invests in frontier markets, specifically Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia & South East Asia. The core focus is directed towards consumer led growth in sectors like healthcare driven by the rising middle classes. Zachary has traded emerging market debt and is a specialist in hard to value assets. He has also reviewed investment teams on projects as diverse from Uganda's premier pharmaceutical plant to cancer health care facilities in West Asia to the establishment of a family medicine practice in Liberia (the only surviving clinic in Monrovia after the civil war in Liberia). Zachary has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and has a widely-read monthly newsletter on asset allocation within the credit markets. He holds a Masters degree in Finance achieved at the age of 18 from Cass Business School in 2003. Post-production by Elliott James Wragg - http://twitter.com/eiliott About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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South Africa's Foreign Direct Investment Successes
 
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The Investment Conference was first announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his 2018 State of the Nation Address. The long-term goal is to mobilise R1.2 trillion in new investments over the next five years. In the run-up to the Conference President Ramaphosa also appointed four special envoys to engage both domestic and foreign investors. South Africa received pledges from local and international business leaders at the inaugural Presidential Investment Summit in October. During the Investment Conference 10 companies announced investments of roughly R130 billion in South Africa. Foreign direct investment into South Africa jumped to a five-year high in 2018 as President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to attract $100 billion of investment over five years gathered pace. Direct investment inflows increased to 70.7 billion rands in 2018 from 26.8 billion in 2017, according to the South African Reserve Bank. The SARB also said unemployment decreased by 70 000 in the fourth quarter of 2018 to about 6.14 million
Views: 195 GovernmentZA
Sub-Saharan African Nations Looking to Become “Tax Havens”
 
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Some Sub-Saharan African states are setting themselves up as so-called “tax havens,” places where the wealthy can conceal cash from their own nations. Such practices often incentivize much needed economic activity and investment in the nations, often while skirting the line of what is legal and fair. As VOA Senior Analyst Jeffrey Young discusses with several activist NGO's, such activity creates “losers” as well as “winners” on the African continent.
Views: 450 TV2Africa
Investing in Africa with RMB's Celeste Fauconnier
 
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(www.abndigital.com) To help its clients on investing in Africa, South Africa's Rand Merchant Bank is launching one of the most comprehensive documents on the subject, "Where to invest in Africa?" which analyses all 45 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Joining ABN's Lerato Mbele now for more on investing in Africa is Celeste Fauconnier Africa Analyst at Rand Merchant Bank.
Views: 463 CNBCAfrica
Relevant Capabilities and Industrial Development: stories from Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Speaker(s): Professor John Sutton Recorded on 20 September 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building. Good advice for governments intervening to promote industrial development can only come from a detailed understanding of countries' industrial capabilities, and institutional frameworks. The aim of the "Enterprise Map" project is to provide this information. John Sutton is a professor of economics at LSE. This event is part of the International Growth Centre's Growth Week, a unique three-day conference taking place between 19 and 21 of September at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Growth Week is the annual conference of the IGC, based at the London School of Economics. It brings together the IGC's international network of scholars, institutional partners and policy makers in partner countries in Africa and South Asia for three days. mp3 audio podcast available here - http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=1120
World Bank revises Sub-Saharan Africa economic growth downwards
 
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Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been lowered to 2.3 percent for 2018, down from 2.5 percent in 2017. That is according to the April 2019 issue of Africa's Pulse, the World Bank's bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies released on Monday. Amelia Martha Nakitimbo discusses this and more this week on The Morning Call. … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2019/04/10/world-bank-revises-sub-saharan-africa-economic-growth-downwards Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Strategy Conference on Trade Union Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Short video documentary about FES Africa’s “Strategy Conference on Trade Union Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 29 October – 2 November 2018. https://www.fes-tucc.org/
Politics of Sub Saharan Africa: Poverty Problems Remain While Economic Opportunities Develop
 
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Host Dave Kelly welcomes professor Dr. Richard Marcus, Director of the Global Studies Institute.
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