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Zimbabwe Seeks Equity Investments


 | Source: AllAfrica

GOVERNMENT is targeting between $4 billion and $5 billion in equity investment annually as it seeks to grow the economy in the absence of loans due to the debt overhang.


Severe fall in foreign direct investment in Africa


 | Source: FinancialAfrik

In 2017, Africa attracted only $ 42 billion, a decline of 21% compared to 2016. A stronger contraction in Southern Africa and Angola, but which does not spare Africa either Central and West Africa.


Zimbabwe: Sinosteel to pump $1 bln in electricity and ferrochrome production


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

China’s Sinosteel Corporation agreed to invest $1 billion in Zimbabwe to boost ferrochrome output and build a power plant, Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa (photo) disclosed yesterday May 14.

Focus on the potential of risk capital in Africa


 | Source: Financial Afrik

The 15th Annual African Private Equity Venture Capital Association (AVCA) Conference kicked off today with speakers, panellists and renowned investors.

Ecobank raises $200 million on international debt market, to finance SMEs mainly


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

Togo-based holding, Ecobank, has raised $200 million on the international debt market, via a syndicated debt.

Uganda: Pan African Equity Firm Acquires Stakes in AON Africa Operations


 | Source: AllAfrica

The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRAU) has okayed the takeover of a top insurance broker AON-Uganda by a South African private equity (PE) firm CapitalWorks.

The insurance industry regulator also raised no objection with transfer of operations and the change of name from AON Uganda to now Minet Limited.

As a result of the acquisition of the British multinational Aon Plc Africa stakes by CapitalWorks, some of the AON's sub-Saharan operations including Uganda, has been transferred...

Ethiopian Companies to Benefit From EIB Backing for U.S.$100m Private Equity Fund


 | Source: All Africa - European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support private equity investment across Ethiopia though support for the new USD 100m Cepheus Growth Capital Fund.

Africa: AfDB Investments in Africa Hit a Record Shs40 Trillion


 | Source: The Monitor; All Africa

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has invested more than US $10.80 billion (about Shs39.6 trillion) worth of projects and programmes in Africa during the year 2016 through the roll-out of its High-5 priorities and the new Development and Business Delivery Model.

MFW4A Hosts Roundtable on Local Investors and Long-term Finance in Africa


MFW4A Secretariat and the Africa Pension Funds Network hosted a Roundtable on the theme “Local Investors and Long Term Finance in Africa: Developing the Buy Side”.

AfDB approves USD18.15 million to support South Sudan’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency and Trade & Development Bank


The ATI provides medium to long term credit and political risk insurance, as well as other risk mitigation products to its member countries and related public and private sector actors. These products directly encourage and facilitate foreign direct investment (FDI) as well as private sector investments in a fragile environment

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