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Which African Countries Are Most Attractive for Investment?

In 2013 the ICA conducted a survey of Private Sector investors. This survey helped rank the ten African countries they considered to be the most attractive. South Africa was consistently ranked the most attractive for investments. Kenya ranked second. The reasons are interesting. One survey respondent said South Africa’s “… established infrastructure and sound government […]

The US and UK’s new businesses in Kenya grew six-fold last year, pushing up total inflows in defiance of political jitters and terrorism threats. Some 22,136 new jobs were created through foreign investments. Inflows from the two giant economies accounted for almost half of the foreign direct investment (FDIs) into the local market last year […]

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“Africans Investing in Africa is the best way forward for Africans to have ownership of their development process” write Ibrahim Sagna & Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa. “With a market place of over one billion people and all associated opportunities, there is little excuse not to invest!” Foreign firms are not the only ones heavily investing in Africa’s […]

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Most German entrepreneurs shy away from investing in southern Africa and bilateral trade is relatively low. A business lobby group wants to reverse this trend. The Togolese ambassador to Germany, Comla Paka, has expressed his country’s desire for international investors. The small West African country on the Atlantic Ocean has a lot to catch up […]

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Kenya’ government is focused on developing infrastructure to enable investment and economic growth.  Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaska recently visited Kenya during the East African nation’s 50th independence ccelebrations. The visit was intended to open new collaborative economic opportunities for the governments and their respective private sectors. Eight Memoranda of Understandings including agreements on bilateral relations, bilateral trade and economic and […]

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