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Africa Report 2013 | Knight Frank

Africa Report 2013 | Knight Frank | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
Knight Frank Research: Africa Report
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Our latest research report on African real estate markets.

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Tech hubs across Africa: Which will be the legacy-makers?

Tech hubs across Africa: Which will be the legacy-makers? | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

"One of the key features of the African digital renaissance is that it is increasingly home grown."

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How Nigeria will become Africa's biggest economy

How Nigeria will become Africa's biggest economy | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

"Nigeria is to "rebase" its gross domestic product (GDP) on Sunday 6 April, which should push it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy."

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Nigeria’s Eko Atlantic open to first residents in 2016

Nigeria’s Eko Atlantic open to first residents in 2016 | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

"The first residential building of Nigeria’s new city, Eko Atlantic, will be open in two years, according to its developers, inaugurating a metropolis which is set to house more than 250,000 people."

 

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An Extra Strong MINT : Nigeria's economy is about to achieve global status

An Extra Strong MINT : Nigeria's economy is about to achieve global status | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

The year 2014 will go down as a milestone in Nigeria’s history, the moment when its economy achieves global scale.

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Beyond Lagos: looking at Nigeria’s retail potential

Beyond Lagos: looking at Nigeria’s retail potential | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
Shopping centre developer Resilient Africa is targeting many of Nigeria's secondary cities.
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Africa’s tech engines

Africa’s tech engines | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
App and software developers are springing up in Africa’s tech-savvy markets. Better engineering training and a few breakthrough stories could promote long-term growth
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How Africa's New Urban Centers Are Shifting Its Old Colonial Boundaries

How Africa's New Urban Centers Are Shifting Its Old Colonial Boundaries | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
The continent's booming new economic zones are outstripping the ability of weak central governments to retain their hold on them.
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How Recalculating GDP Can Help App Designers In Nigeria

How Recalculating GDP Can Help App Designers In Nigeria | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
Pledge 51 creates applications for Nigeria's low-tech cellphones. The company thinks it could grow its business with help from foreign investors, but Nigeria's low GDP has made that difficult.
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Sub Saharan Africa is most attractive market for investment, EMPEA survey shows

Sub Saharan Africa is most attractive market for investment, EMPEA survey shows | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
The 2013 Global Limited Partners Survey, released this week by the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), indicates Sub Saharan Africa as the most attractive market for private equity investments.
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West Africa’s biggest mall under construction in Accra

West Africa’s biggest mall under construction in Accra | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

"Ghana’s capital will have an ultra-modern shopping mall by 2014."

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A new city in Cape Town?

A new city in Cape Town? | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

"Plans for a ‘mini-city’ within the greater Cape Town area will be the city’s largest urban development project."

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High stakes for high reward? Real estate funds come to Africa

"High stakes for high return, if you can stick it out for the long term - investors are buying into a boom in sub-Saharan African real estate."

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China to put up Sh65bn ‘Dubai’ in Machakos

China to put up Sh65bn ‘Dubai’ in Machakos | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
Chinese investors are planning to unveil a Sh65 billion city near Nairobi with skyscrapers and infrastructure that they say will match the splendour of Dubai.
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Rwanda Reaches for New Economic Model

Rwanda Reaches for New Economic Model | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

"The country is looking to attract investors, not donors, to transform a tiny rural economy into a financial and high-tech hub for the region."

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Boosting Ethiopia's economic growth with building boom

Boosting Ethiopia's economic growth with building boom | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

The country's capital - and countryside - have turned into a giant building site.

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The entrepreneurs of Africa's Silicon Savannah

The entrepreneurs of Africa's Silicon Savannah | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
Nairobi is a hotbed for Kenyan developers building apps and hardware tailored to Africa
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The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts

The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
The world is poised to change dramatically over the next century, and in ways that you might not expect.
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Africa's contribution to global economy is growing, says Old Mutual

Africa's contribution to global economy is growing, says Old Mutual | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

"African informal economy figures suggest that the continent's formal $1.3trn GDP is set to grow faster, according to Old Mutual Investment Group."

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Africa's 'new cities': Urban future or utopian fantasies?

Africa's 'new cities': Urban future or utopian fantasies? | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
Gleaming high-tech cities are being planned across Africa. Some say they are unrealistic, others say they are the future.
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Why does Kenya lead the world in mobile money?

Why does Kenya lead the world in mobile money? | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

"Paying for a taxi ride using your mobile phone is easier in Nairobi than it is in New York, thanks to Kenya’s world-leading mobile-money system, M-PESA."

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Is Lagos Home to an African Tech Movement?

Is Lagos Home to an African Tech Movement? | Africa Rising | Scoop.it
Lagos, Nigeria seems like an unlikely place for Africa’s major tech hub. But within the insanity, a new type of city is emerging.
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Kenya pushes technology into overdrive

Kenya pushes technology into overdrive | Africa Rising | Scoop.it

"The country that gave the world two groundbreaking innovations in technology: M-Pesa, a mobile banking system, and Ushahidi, a platform for crowdsourcing information during disasters, is now taking its technological talents to new heights."

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