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The 10 Most Powerful Men In Africa 2014 - Forbes

The 10 Most Powerful Men In Africa 2014 - Forbes | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Forbes The 10 Most Powerful Men In Africa 2014 Forbes The late Christian author, Leonard Ravenhill once wrote ”the opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity,” and some of the business moguls and entrepreneurs,...
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South Africa World's Most Attractive Emerging Solar Energy Country ...

South Africa World's Most Attractive Emerging Solar Energy Country ... | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Global information company IHS has released an analysis which paints South Africa as the world's most attractive emerging country for solar energy, pointing to the country's target of 8.4 GW of solar PV capacity by 2030 ...
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CMS Africa Goes to Nairobi, Kenya - Joomla! Community Magazine

CMS Africa Goes to Nairobi, Kenya - Joomla! Community Magazine | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
CMS AFRICA, an organization which creates awareness on various open source CMSs is partnering with Kenya's premier Business Institute of higher learni...
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Africa Outperforms Frontier Markets | Morningstar

Africa Outperforms Frontier Markets | Morningstar | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Structural reforms and strong economic growth are fuelling equity outperformance and attracting increasing investor interest in the Africa and Middle East...

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Entrepreneur aims to boost online payments in East Africa

Entrepreneur aims to boost online payments in East Africa | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
The Israeli entrepreneur moved to Kenya in 2006 after he was contracted by regional airline Airkenya as a consultant to help develop its ecommerce strategy and programme. He eventually started 3G Direct Pay, a global ...

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Diaspora Inflows Rise By 10.3 Percent to Hit Sh109 Billion

Diaspora Inflows Rise By 10.3 Percent to Hit Sh109 Billion | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Diaspora Inflows Rise By 10.3 Percent to Hit Sh109 Billion
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MONEY sent into the country by Kenyans in the diaspora rose by 10.3 per cent in 2013 compared to the previous year driven largely by cash from North America.
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Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic) | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections...

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Asian Investors Seeking Out Opportunities in Fast-Growing Africa - Wall Street Journal

Asian Investors Seeking Out Opportunities in Fast-Growing Africa - Wall Street Journal | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Asian Investors Seeking Out Opportunities in Fast-Growing Africa Wall Street Journal A handful of Asian investors are turning to Africa to scoop up bonds, stocks and currencies from the continent, hoping to benefit from some of the fastest growth...
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15 African technology startups to watch in 2014

15 African technology startups to watch in 2014 | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Tech expert Toby Shapshak picks 15 exciting African startups from the continent to watch this year.
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Macedonia: Conference "Diaspora Invest" Report

Macedonia: Conference "Diaspora Invest" Report | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Diaspora is one of the most important financial resources in Polog region, either through remittances or as shown recent interest increasingly for investments from diaspora. However, so far there has been no common effort to ...
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Diaspora Bonds | Government Bonds – An Investment Opportunity ...

Diaspora Bonds | Government Bonds – An Investment Opportunity ... | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Owing to this, deliberate efforts have been made by the Government, with support from the UNDP, to increase awareness on investing in Government of Uganda securities, with a medium-long term aim of issuing bonds ...
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Nigeria: Broadband a 'win-win' for governments

Nigeria: Broadband a 'win-win' for governments | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it

How broadband could improve economics and create a win-win situation for governments was the fulcrum of a presented by the Chief Executive of Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), Engr. Timasaniyu Ahmed-Rufai at the  recent e-Nigeria conference on local content hosted by Nigerian IT Development Agency (NITDA) in Abuja.

 

Ahmed-Rufai asked in his paper “Satellite based broadband in Nigeria, prospects and challenges” Why Broadband?” and listed the seemingly misgivings and scepticism of policy makers that broadband can actually deliver services and improve the wellbeing of citizens.

 

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Gold mining declining fast in Ghana - Africa's second largest gold ...

Gold mining declining fast in Ghana - Africa's second largest gold ... | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
In the third quarter of 2013, Ghana's output of the precious metal declined by 18%, the Minerals Commission says.
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Germany takes a fresh look at its Africa policy - Deutsche Welle

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Germany takes a fresh look at its Africa policy
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Chancellor Angela Merkel has now emphasized that Germany is prepared to take on more commitments in Africa.
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FAO - News Article: Agriculture 'engine of growth' that Africa needs

FAO - News Article: Agriculture 'engine of growth' that Africa needs | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
29 January 2014, Addis Ababa/Rome – Agriculture must become the engine for growth that Africa needs to eradicate hunger and boost sustainable food production, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
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Nigeria set to be Africa's largest economy - Eyewitness News

Nigeria set to be Africa's largest economy - Eyewitness News | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
How we made it in Africa Nigeria set to be Africa's largest economy Eyewitness News JOHANNESBURG – South Africa could soon lose its status as Africa's biggest economy to Nigeria, but in the race to be the continental powerhouse, being biggest may...
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Kerala to set up diaspora data bank - Daijiworld.com

Kerala to set up diaspora data bank - Daijiworld.com | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
The Hindu Kerala to set up diaspora data bank Daijiworld.com "I have set aside Rs.5 million to set up a data bank of diaspora who are experts in various fields and their expertise could be used for the betterment of the state," Mani said, while...
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AfDB, Club de Madrid and P80 Group Foundation to mobilize pension and sovereign wealth funds to finance the green economy in Africa - African Development Bank

AfDB, Club de Madrid and P80 Group Foundation to mobilize pension and sovereign wealth funds to finance the green economy in Africa - African Development Bank | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
At the recent African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Marrakech, a high-level side event took place exploring the theme Innovative Financing for...

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In One Chart, Here's Why Africa Is The Hottest Growth Opportunity Of The Century - Business Insider

In One Chart, Here's Why Africa Is The Hottest Growth Opportunity Of The Century - Business Insider | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
In One Chart, Here's Why Africa Is The Hottest Growth Opportunity Of The Century
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Africa often gets left out of the emerging markets conversation.
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Lack of IT could turn Africa into the world's next mobile manufacturing hub - ZDNet

Lack of IT could turn Africa into the world's next mobile manufacturing hub - ZDNet | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Lack of IT could turn Africa into the world's next mobile manufacturing hub
ZDNet
The prediction comes from a report by analysts IDC called Is Africa Poised to Become the Low-Cost Manufacturing Hub of the World?
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Solar Energy Boom In South Africa: Economic Shifts, Not Just Customers, Drive Need For Business Agility

Solar Energy Boom In South Africa: Economic Shifts, Not Just Customers, Drive Need For Business Agility | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it

Investment in clean energy in South Africa increased more in 2012 than in any other country, rising 206-fold to $5.5 billion, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.


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Haitians living abroad weigh investment opportunities - MiamiHerald.com

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Haitians living abroad weigh investment opportunities
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About 150 Haitians flew in from across the United States to network and explore investments opportunities in Haiti as the country continues to recover from its devastating Jan.
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President urges more investment from Guyanese in the Diaspora ...

President urges more investment from Guyanese in the Diaspora ... | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Georgetown, GINA, January 6, 2014. President Donald Ramotar has stressed the need for more support from the Diaspora, in creating the infrastructure and quality of service that are critical to the expansion and advancement ...
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Silicon Savannah: Is Africa tipped for a tech take-off?

Silicon Savannah: Is Africa tipped for a tech take-off? | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Tremendous growth in Africa's technology sector is starting to turn heads and could signal the start of a "silicon Africa".

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A 'Marshall Plan' for Africa's employment challenge - Reuters Blogs (blog)

A 'Marshall Plan' for Africa's employment challenge - Reuters Blogs (blog) | Diaspora investments | Scoop.it
Reuters Blogs (blog)
A 'Marshall Plan' for Africa's employment challenge
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Thus, even with the strong economic growth we have seen over the past decade, job creation in Africa remains much too slow.
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