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South Africa’s tourism sector set to grow

There have been some challenges and new visa rules need to be taken on board, but the World Travel and Tourism Council expects the sector to expand this year well above the 2% growth predicted for the broader economy. Employment levels are also expected to rise.
Young population a goldmine for sub-Saharan countries: UN

Young population a goldmine for sub-Saharan countries: UN

The demographic shifts taking place in the developing world are opening a window for economic growth. In particular, countries in sub-Saharan Africa can realise an exponential 'demographic dividend' is they invest heavily in their young populations, according to the latest The State of World Population report.
IMF forecasts "robust’ economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa

IMF forecasts “robust’ economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa

A combination of infrastructure investment, expanding services, and robust agricultural production are proving tailwind to the strong economic growth in most of sub-Saharan Africa countries, states the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook report.
Energy sector key to unlocking Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth

Energy sector key to unlocking Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth

The developing energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa has potential to unleash economic growth in the region, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook Special Report.
Sub-Saharan Africa's middle class set to boom

Sub-Saharan Africa’s middle class set to boom

Middle-class households in leading sub-Saharan African economies are set to grow from 15-million to about 40-million by 2030, evidence of structural economic growth and a cause for optimism for investors in the region, according to a new report by Standard Bank.
South Africa: the new reality

$500m fund for African infrastructure

The African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2, which focuses on infrastructure equity investments in sub-Saharan Africa, has announced its final close with commitments of US$500-million secured from institutional investors.
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Diversified group Lonrho lists on AltX

Lonrho, a conglomerate that operates in 17 sub-Saharan African countries, has secured a secondary listing on the JSE's AltX, a parallel market focused on quality, high-growth companies.

Development goals on track

Many sub-Saharan African countries are off-track to achieve the UN's Millennium Development Goals, but there have been pockets of success: Ghana is set to become the first country in Africa to halve poverty and hunger before 2015, while primary school enrolment in Ethiopia has increased by more than 500% since 1994, according to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

2010 deal unites African airwaves

An agreement by football governing body Fifa and the African Union of Broadcasters will see to it that the 2010 World Cup reaches viewers across sub-Saharan Africa.

Better government across Africa

Nearly two-thirds of sub-Saharan African countries are enjoying better governance, with the recently released 2008 Ibrahim Index of African Governance giving 31 of the region’s 48 countries a better score than the 2007 index.


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