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New release of the GIIN Impact Investing Report "Eyes on the Horizon"

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How mobile money is saving Africa $2bn annually

How mobile money is saving Africa $2bn annually | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – Mobile phones have proven to be potential game-changers in boosting access to financial products and services to people in Africa.
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Private Equity In Africa: Context, Opportunities, And Risks | JD Supra

In this issue: - Overview - Macroeconomics - Politics and policy - The practice of private equity in Africa - Opportunities for private equity in Africa - An excerpt from Overview. In...
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Private equity and venture capital investments in Africa taking off

Private equity and venture capital investments in Africa taking off | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Last week the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) held its twelfth annual conference in London, UK. AVCA's CEO Michelle Essomé has some interesting reflections on Africa’s private investments space trends.
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New York pension fund to invest up to $5.4B in Africa | African Business News | African Financial & Economic News

New York pension fund to invest up to $5.4B in Africa | African Business News | African Financial & Economic News | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
The New York State Common Retirement Fund, one of the largest U.S. Pension funds and worth about $180 billion, plans to invest as much as 3% of its...
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Physicist-turned-businessman seeks opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa - Washington Post

Physicist-turned-businessman seeks opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa - Washington Post | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
He persuaded rich U.S. families to invest in generating jobs and profits instead of just giving funds to charity.
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Kusuntu Partners – A unique gateway to Africa Private Equity

Kusuntu Partners – A unique gateway to Africa Private Equity | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
A unique Africa focused Private Equity Gateway. Established in 2010 to assist Finance and related institutions that are active or willing to invest in the Africa Private Equity asset class
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La France, un pont économique entre l'Europe et l'Afrique ?

La France, un pont économique entre l'Europe et l'Afrique ? | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Compte tenu des liens qui unissent la France et le continent noir, beaucoup voient en l'Afrique une des solutions pour sortir l'économie française de la crise. La FICIME, qui représente les entreprises importatrices présentes dans l'Hexagone, souhaite que la France devienne une plate-forme industrielle et commerciale entre l'Europe et l'Afrique.
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IMF Survey : Resilient Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, Despite Strong Headwinds

IMF Survey : Resilient Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, Despite Strong Headwinds | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it

“Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should remain robust but decelerate in the wake of the decline in oil and commodity prices, the IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook says, adding that the economy of the region is set to register another year of solid...”


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Burkina Faso: IFC Invests in Burkina Faso's Retail Sector to Create Jobs, Boost Economic Growth

Burkina Faso: IFC Invests in Burkina Faso's Retail Sector to Create Jobs, Boost Economic Growth | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
[PR Newswire] Washington -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced that it will invest in Marina Market, Burkina Faso's leading supermarket chain, to support the company's operations and expansion.
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Tanzania: Our Case For Investment | African mar...

Tanzania: Our Case For Investment | African mar... | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
“In our view, Tanzania presents one of the best long-term investment opportunities in all of Africa.”
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Lagos-based Africa Finance Corporation’s debut $750M Eurobond sees $4.7B in demand

Lagos-based Africa Finance Corporation’s debut $750M Eurobond sees $4.7B in demand | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a Lagos-based development financier, has issued a five-year debut $750 million Eurobond at 4.375 percent attracting $4.7 billion in bids from institutional investors in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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GCR - - African countries are starting to work together on infrastructure, and investors are watching

GCR - - African countries are starting to work together on infrastructure, and investors are watching | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
African countries are starting to work together on infrastructure, and investors are watching http://t.co/8RD5ZOnrbA #Africa #Infrastructure
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SA still dominates private equity exits

SA still dominates private equity exits | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Research by professional services firm EY shows almost half of private equity exits in Africa come from SA
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Join us in London : Limited Partner Summit AGENDA - Identifying winning fund managers

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Search for funding for Nigeria giving us hypertension – Okonjo-Iweala - Premium Times Nigeria

Search for funding for Nigeria giving us hypertension – Okonjo-Iweala - Premium Times Nigeria | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
The Finance Ministry now has a crèche and a clinic
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China to invest $26bn in Equatorial Guinea

China to invest $26bn in Equatorial Guinea | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – Last week, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) signed a deal to invest $26 billion in Equatorial Guinea.
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PRIVATE EQUITY: Bitten by the Africa bug

PRIVATE EQUITY: Bitten by the Africa bug | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Over the past 12 months a record of more than US$4bn has been raised for private equity investment in Africa
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L’Afrique ne se développera que lorsqu’elle aura créé ses propres marchés d’échanges de biens et de services

L’Afrique ne se développera que lorsqu’elle aura créé ses propres marchés d’échanges de biens et de services | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Cette évolution implique une inter connectivité grandissante sur le continent, via des infrastructures modernes, réalisées, en partie, avec le concours d’investisseurs régionaux et étrangers Par Birama B. Sidibé, candidat à la présidence de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD). Candidat...
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Carlos Lopes - Financing Africa Agenda 2063

The world is changing and Africa too is changing. What needs to happen for Africa to capitalize on its resource potential for its structural transformation?
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Capital-investissement en Afrique : une attractivité en hausse

Capital-investissement en Afrique : une attractivité en hausse | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Tandis qu'au premier semestre 2014, les fonds internationaux de private equity ont investi 1,5 milliard de dollars en Afrique, un montant en hausse de 137 % sur un an, l'Afic, qui défend les intérêts du capital-investissement français, a annoncé en mars dernier la création d'un « club Afrique ».
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Africa's Private Equity Opportunities: Ali Khalpey, Exotix - Insurance News Net

Africa's Private Equity Opportunities: Ali Khalpey, Exotix - Insurance News Net | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Global Finance: What are the hottest opportunities in Africa right now? Ali Khalpey: We had a pretty interesting 15- month period in Africa.
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Vital Capital earns 24%+ IRR on infrastructure ...

Vital Capital earns 24%+ IRR on infrastructure ... | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Private equity impact investor, Vital Capital, announced successful exits from two Angolan infrastructure projects--the Sumbe-Gabela-Waku Kungo (SGWK)
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African Debt Issues Are a Thing of the Past, Right?

African Debt Issues Are a Thing of the Past, Right? | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
This week, Chad became the 36th poor country to benefit from the world’s collective response to the debt crises of the 1980s and 1990s.
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