Africa Investment Forum

African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

For the first time in a decade, investment expenditure rather than consumption accounts for more than half of GDP growth; report calls for urgent investment in education and infrastructure for good returns in long-term GDP; “Youth unemployment must be given top priority. With 12 million graduates entering the labor market each

Op-Ed: Gender equality: It’s time for disruption, time to shatter the status quo. We can’t afford to wait!

The truth is that many bold glass cliff climbers have succeeded without falling off. The time is now to make this a trend...

Africa Investment Forum: $100m African women entrepreneur fund launched

There’s a new investment fund for women entrepreneurs launched in Africa and so far gathered $100m. It is called Alitheia IDF Fund.

Africa Investment Forum: Alfred Zeufack on what opportunities Africa’s free trade deal brings to the continent

Alfred Zeufack, Chief Economist, Africa at the World Bank was one of the more than 2200 delegates who attended the Africa Investment Forum, held in Sandton from the 11th to the 13th of November.

Africa Investment Forum: Bank of Industry’s Olukayode Pitan on agreements signed at the forum

The Managing Director and CEO of the Bank of Industry (BOI) in Nigeria, Olukayode Pitan, says the bank signed agreements with four major banks at the 2nd Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg. He discussed their plans with CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi at the forum.

Africa Investment Forum: Unlocking Digital Investments

An economically, financially and technologically integrated Africa will be driven by the 4th Industrial Revolution. Big data, digitisation, algorithms, cloud computing, and artificial Intelligence, will create new markets, drive productivity and extend social welfare. For Africa to punch its weight as we move into the 4th Industrial Revolution critical changes and investments must be made to prepare the continent for a ‘future’ that is already here....

Africa Investment Forum 2019: African Development Bank signs $250-million risk participation agreement with ABSA, to address Africa’s trade financing gap

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The African Development Bank (https://AfDB.org/en) has signed an unfunded $250-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) facility with ABSA - a pan-Africa financial institution with a solid presence in 12 African countries.

The 3-year RPA facility was signed November 12, on the sidelines of the Africa Investmen

Africa Investment Forum 2019 – Promises made, promises kept: Champions share why investments benefit women

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60% of Mara phones’ 400-450 employees are women: This is why our quality is better than anyone else’s – Ashsish Thakkar; We are looking at the value chain of businesses and asking how do we support women across the value chain…from the factory floor all the way to the boardroom? - Tokunboh

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Masai Ujiri urges African leaders to invest in sports, commissions two new “players”

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Masai Ujiri, President of the Toronto Raptors, made his second appearance at the Africa Investment Forum, renewing his call for African governments to invest in sports.

Ujiri, the only President of National Basketball Association (NBA) of African origin in franchise history, has worked hard over the past year to scout ta


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