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Africa craves foreign investment

Published on March 11, 2015

Africa needs foreign investment, and it’s not only up to governments to encourage this. While there is a lot that governments can do, particularly in providing policy and regulatory certainty, the private sector has an important role to play in unlocking Africa’s opportunities.

Africa has huge advantages, not least a potential return on investment higher than most other regions. The downside is that it attracts less investment than it should because countries and institutions are often nervous about the risks they see in Africa.

This is where the private sector comes in. I call it “demystifying Africa” - demystifying Africa’s economies, demystifying Africa’s markets and demystifying Africa’s risks. Read more. Source | CNBC Africa