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Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, Nigeria (Illustration)

Africa's planned cities and the future

One of the objectives of Sustainable Development Goals is to have sustainable cities that provide opportunities for all, including access to basic services, energy, housing and transport. Some African cities like Lagos and Kigali are on the move.

UK investors eye Africa's burgeoning opportunities

Africa is one of the few bright spots on the global economic horizon, says billionaire investor George Soros

Investor and philanthropist George Soros has described Africa as ‘one of the few bright spots on the global economic horizon’, while consultants McKinsey say that the continent offers higher returns than any other developing region.

African economies to grow by 4.4% in 2016

African economies to grow by 4.4% in 2016, up from 3.7% in 2015

Africa will record a 4.4 percent economic growth this year, up from 3.7 percent in 2015 buoyed by increasing domestic demand and improved investment in infrastructure, the United Nations has predicated.

The Africa Investment Report 2015 - fDi Intelligence

The Africa Investment Report 2015 - An FDI destination on the rise: fDi Intelligence/This is Africa (Report)

The narrative of Africa as a continent on the rise over the past decade stands in contrast to a global economy that has been battered by anemic developed market growth following the 2009 financial crisis. Africa’s rapidly growing economies stand out from the crowd.