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Africa plans to splurge on infrastructure

Infrastructure spend in sub-saharan Africa will balloon to $180-billion a year by 2025, says PricewaterhouseCoopers, which adds that infrastructure is key to economic growth and reducing poverty. The most ambitious plans are in South Africa and Nigeria, making up almost 60% of the spend.

SA, Lesotho showcase water project

Africa is becoming increasingly attractive to retailers

Tapping into Africa's fast growing consumer market, African-focused trading firm CFAO Group has signed up five French retail brands that will open shops in its malls across the continent.


Young population a goldmine for sub-Saharan countries: UN

The demographic shifts taking place in the developing world are opening a window for economic growth. In particular, countries in sub-Saharan Africa can realise an exponential 'demographic dividend' is they invest heavily in their young populations, according to the latest The State of World Population report.

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