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Africa hopes for a better year despite precarious global outlook

P17 table 1foruseOverall, growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), home to over 1 billion people remains at below potential in recent years because of continued external headwinds and climate shocks, such as droughts, cyclones and heavy rainfalls coupled with security tensions and slower pace of domestic reforms in some countries

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Financial inclusion firmly on Africa’s agenda

uKheshe card in actionA year since launching, uKheshe, South Africa’s QR cash card and microtransaction platform, has left a significant imprint on South Africa’s unbanked and underbanked

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Sub-Saharan African countries show high-level confidence in business environment

africa business investmentA survey of more than 350 business leaders across five of some of Africa’s fastest-growing economies reveals a high degree of optimism – 81 per cent report that the business situation in their country is good or satisfactory, despite ongoing and well-documented challenges

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African Economic Conference: A clarion call for action to tackle Africa’s youth jobs crisis

AEC job youthThe 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on Monday with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs in order to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s youth

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Coca-Cola CEO defines Africa as company’s future growth driver

coca colaThe Global CEO and chairman of the Coca-Cola James Quincey culminated a tour to Africa last week with an aim to explore the vast opportunity that the continent presents in driving it’s growth strategy over the next decade

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