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The World Bank is eliminating the term “developing country” from its data vocabulary

In the 2016 edition of its World Development Indicators, the World Bank has made a big choice: It's no longer distinguishing between "developed" countries and "developing" ones in the presentation of its data. The change marks an evolution in thinking about the geographic distribution of poverty and prosperity. But it sounds less radical when you consider tha
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Have West, Central Africa outgrown the CFA franc? - How We Made It In Africa

Have West, Central Africa outgrown the CFA franc? - How We Made It In Africa | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Debate over the CFA franc is once again stirring in West and Central Africa with some experts calling for a reform of the colonial currency.
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1K1V fund crosses $120m

One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V) has raised over $121.3 million for its maiden Africa fund. 1K1V Africa Fund I is targeting $300 million at …
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Carlyle in $500m commitment

Carlyle has backed Mazarine Energy, an Africa-focused oil & gas exploration and production company – a deal that includes a $500 million commitment to finance …
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Private Equity Firms Bid Up Africa M&A Prices on Record Funds

The prices private equity firms pay for stakes in African companies are the highest in six years, driven by record fundraising and competition for the continent’s expanding middle class.
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Q&A with Sequoia Capital’s Roelof Botha | TechCentral

Q&A with Sequoia Capital’s Roelof Botha | TechCentral | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
There are a couple of South Africans who are making their mark across the world. One of them is Sequoia Capital partner Roelof Botha, who has become something of a Silicon Valley superstar.
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REPORT : Venture Finance in Africa

REPORT : Venture Finance in Africa | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
This is the summary version of the 2016 Venture Finance in Africa report. If you would like to gain access to the full version of this study, register or login with your ..
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Private equity firm Phatisa to build 310 houses in Lusaka - Geeska Afrika Online

Private equity firm Phatisa to build 310 houses in Lusaka - Geeska Afrika Online | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
LUSAKA (HAN) May 19.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Private equity (PE) firm Phatisa, which is undertaking real estate projects in Kenya and Rwanda, has extended its footprint with entry into the Zambian market.
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The political economy of regional integration in Africa

The political economy of regional integration in Africa | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
What drives and constrains regional integration in Africa? And what role do regional organisations play? ECDPM's PERIA study aims to answer these questions.
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Africa’s Pathways to Transformation

Africa’s Pathways to Transformation | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
How will African economies navigate the changing global context?
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Abraaj to spend $500 mln growing African hospital business

Abraaj to spend $500 mln growing African hospital business | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Dubai-based emerging market investment fund Abraaj will spend up to $500 million in start-up capital for a mid-tier hospital business in Africa, tapping into demand from the continent's emerging middle classes, an executive said on Wednesday.
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AIO introduces barometer for Africa’s $69b insurance markets

AIO introduces barometer for Africa’s $69b insurance markets | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
The African Insurance Organisation (AIO), has released its first Africa Insurance Barometer aimed at improving the transparency of the $69 billion insurance markets, Secretary General, African Insu…
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Strong link between Private Equity investments and job creation in Africa

Strong link between Private Equity investments and job creation in Africa | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Strong link between Private Equity investments & job creation in Africa | https://t.co/i4hSNnD5WU @RISKAFRICA_Mag https://t.co/7YSLl2qGUK
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African private equity markets | RisCura

Understand elements of investing in African private equity markets including fundraising, deals, mergers & acquisitions, as well as deal pricing.
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Africa had record levels of private equity exits in 2015

Africa had record levels of private equity exits in 2015 | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
African private equity firms cashed in on investments last year at the highest rate in almost a decade, with South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Kenya accounting for two-thirds of these exits.
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EBRD Africa investments rise

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) increased its investments in Africa 38.7% to approximately $1.41 billion (€1.29 billion), in the year ending December …
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Harith invests in NOVO Energy | Africa Global Funds (AGF) LLC

Harith invests in NOVO Energy | Africa Global Funds (AGF) LLC | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Harith General Partners has invested in NOVO Energy, a power and technology company that specialises in supplying alternative fuel technologies and services in Africa.
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EY - Private equity activity in Africa at multi-year high

EY - Private equity activity in Africa at multi-year high | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Or annual survey analyses of the ways that private equity investors create and preserve value in the companies they own and operate in Africa.
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We must move towards establishing an African passport, says AfDB president - How We Made It In Africa

We must move towards establishing an African passport, says AfDB president - How We Made It In Africa | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
According to Akinwumi Adesina, the continent’s rigid visa restrictions are impeding intra-African investment.
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Why greater air connectivity is critical for Africa - How We Made It In Africa

Why greater air connectivity is critical for Africa - How We Made It In Africa | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Governments in Africa need to treat aviation as a strategic asset and not as an instrument of foreign policy.
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Private equity firm Abraaj raises almost $1B African fund

Private equity firm Abraaj raises almost $1B African fund | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity company managing about $9 billion across emerging markets, raised $990 million for its thir
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African economies must diversify to survive

African economies must diversify to survive | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Over-dependence on single commodities can cripple economies. It’s time to shake things up, says Horman Chitonge.
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Powering African Small Business Success | She Inspires Her

Powering African Small Business Success | She Inspires Her | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
Mary Olushoga, the founder of a platform supporting African entrepreneurs - the African Women's Network - shares her insights on entrepreneurship.
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Barclays makes $876 million from African business sale

Barclays makes $876 million from African business sale | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
  Barclays has raised 603 million pounds ($876 million) by selling a 12.2 percent stake in Barclays Africa Group, a crucial first step in a plan to curb
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East Africa records rise in private equity deals

East Africa records rise in private equity deals | @Newslink Kusuntu Partners | Scoop.it
The private equity deals were mainly in infrastructure, manufacturing and real estate.
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