There is no better moment to invest in Africa than now

Home to the world’s youngest population, untapped natural resources and a growing middle class, Africa has become the target for investors keen on high returns. What the continent needs, however, is for these investors to hold a long-term view to growth, and partner with the countries’ social and economic development.

Africa houses some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, making them rife with investment opportunities. Compared to global forecast growth of 3.2% in 2015, Kenya’s GDP alone is expected to grow about 6%, making it the country with the third-fastest projected growth in 2015, according to the International Money Fund. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is also expecting growth of 7.3% in 2015. In contrast, the U.S. is expected to grow 3.1%, and the eurozone, a mere 1.2%.

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