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Untapped Investment Opportunities in Africa

Untapped Investment Opportunities in Africa

The raggedy cargo truck drives onto the ferry which immediately sinks deeply into the water, only seemingly buoyed by the grace of mother nature. The truck appears misplaced on the ferry, but locals assure me that this is the cheapest and quickest route to the final destination. “This is Africa” is often an overused phrase, …

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Untapped Investment Opportunities in Africa

The raggedy cargo truck drives onto the ferry which immediately sinks deeply into the water, only seemingly buoyed by the grace of mother nature. The truck appears misplaced on the ferry, but locals assure me that this is the cheapest and quickest route to the final destination. “This is Africa” is often an overused phrase, …

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Internet in Africa

Lions Go Digital: The Transformative Potential Of The Internet in Africa

Following a decade of rapid urbanization and strong economic growth, Africa is going digital. While just 16 percent of the continent’s one billion people use the internet, that picture is changing rapidly. Evidence of what is to come can already be seen in Africa’s major cities, where consumers have greater disposable income, more than half …

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Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential

An energy deficit has effectively stunted Africa’s development, with an estimated 70 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africans without reliable access to electricity. In Gabon and Nigeria for example, manufacturing struggles as electricity remain costly and inconsistent. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), manufacturers in sub-Saharan Africa experience an average of 56 days of shutdown time …

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Africa’s Path to Tremendous Growth: Sector by Sector

Africa’s story isn’t entirely about the extractive industries. Seven articles examine the future of a wide range of sectors. Although Africa’s growth prospects are bright, they differ not only country by country but also sector by sector. In these articles, we examine the possibilities for seven of them: agriculture, banking, consumer goods, infrastructure, mining, oil …

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McKinsey Report:The Rise of the African Consumer

By now, most investors and businesses know about the tremendous potential of Africa—the world’s second-fastest-growing region, topped only by emerging Asia. But it may come as a surprise that Africa’s growth is fueled not by resources but rather by a rising consumer market. The continent’s consumer-facing industries are expected to grow by $400 billion, representing …

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The Rise of the African Consumer

McKinsey Report: The Rise of the African Consumer

By now, most investors and businesses know about the tremendous potential of Africa—the world’s second-fastest-growing region, topped only by emerging Asia. But it may come as a surprise that Africa’s growth is fueled not by resources but rather by a rising consumer market. The continent’s consumer-facing industries are expected to grow by $400 billion, representing …

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Why East Africa is Facing an Animal Feed ‘Famine’

It is not ‘culturally proper’ to call the situation a famine, says Tesfa Ghebrabe, a local Ethiopian agricultural investor, but there is definitely a shortage of animal feed in Ethiopia and the rest of East Africa. Growing populations and incomes continue to drive livestock demand, which could grow as high as 50 percent in certain …

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Investing in Angola: Beyond the Oil

Angola is very familiar with foreign investment. Oil companies have long poured cash into Africa’s 3rd largest oil producer. The wells continue to spill returns and results. But anyone considering investing in Angola should not think that opportunities begins and ends with oil and gas. Here’s a look at some top sectors to broaden your …

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