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Africa’s immense energy potential

Africa’s immense energy potential

Africa’s immense energy potential With parts of Africa grappling with access to electricity, the energy sector provides great opportunity. European countries have been vocal about plans to boost clean, smart, and secure investments in Africa’s energy sector, with the European Union’s Global Gateway Initiative aiming to mobilise more than €150 billion across the continent by […]

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Creating opportunities for Africa’s small-scale farmers

Creating opportunities for Africa’s small-scale farmers

Creating opportunities for Africa’s small-scale farmers Africa’s small-scale farmers face many challenges but there are companies focused on finding solutions.   By Leon Louw  According to Michelle Marais, Project Coordinator U-MIX at Urban Farmer, small scale farmers in Africa don’t have enough bargaining power in the market due to their low input consumption volumes, limited access

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Is it time for African private equity to take a bold evolutionary step forward?

Is it time for African private equity to take a bold evolutionary step forward? In some respects, things have never been better when it comes to private equity in Africa. Despite global economic headwinds, for example, some US$7.6 billion was invested across 626 deals in 2022 (versus US$7.4 billion over 429 deals in 2021, a year in which interest

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Financial close of Cabinda Oil Refinery investment a boost for Angola

Financial close of Cabinda Oil Refinery investment a boost for Angola Gemcorp Holdings Limited (GHL), Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) yesterday announcde the financial close of the Cabinda Oil Refinery investment in Angola. The USD473-million project is financed through USD138-million of equity already provided by the project sponsors and USD335-million project financing

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Does African private equity need more debt financing?

Does African private equity need more debt financing?  In some respects, there’s never been a better time to be an African business looking for investment than in the last couple of years. By Bryan Turner In the high-growth technology sector African startups raised a record US$5.4 billion in venture capital funding in 2022. Last year

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Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities With a fresh burst of growth in Africa’s business sector, there has never been a better time to produce innovative solutions to offer effective social impact solutions for millions of African citizens.  By Yinka Sanni As we marked Africa Day yesterday, and amidst the rebuilding of the

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Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the form of military hardware, troops, or financial backing during the heyday of the cold war and in their struggle against colonialism. By Leon Louw These

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